SAINT VALENTINE’S FEBRUARY 14TH
Posted febrero 11, 2009on:
Valentine’s Day is on February 14th. It is a special day to celebrate love and friendship. On Valentine’s Day we give cards, candy, and flowers to the people we love. School children sign Valentine’s Day cards and bring them to school for their classmates. They decorate paper bags during art class to hold their cards. Some teachers show their students how to make Valentine’s Day cards for their parents. Adults listen to romantic music, write love letters to each other, and eat candlelit dinners in restaurants. Some couples get engaged or married on Valentine’s Day. Popular Valentine’s Day symbols include red and pink hearts, bows and arrows, and Cupid. Cupid is a mythical figure. He is a winged god of love and the son of Venus. We celebrate friendship and love.
We say, “Be my Valentine!”
Valentine’s Day is about the opportunity to tell people we care about that we love them, whether they be friends, family members, or lovers. Life is short. Remember to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you!
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods; For nothing now can ever come to any good. — W.H. Auden