Ask a Question

(Create a thread)
Go Back   Spanish language learning forums > Teaching & Learning > Culture


St. Valentine's

 

Questions about culture and cultural differences between countries and languages.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old February 14, 2011, 03:04 PM
ROBINDESBOIS's Avatar
ROBINDESBOIS ROBINDESBOIS is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,856
ROBINDESBOIS is on a distinguished road
Lightbulb St. Valentine's

What can you tell me about St Valentine?
What kind of questions are good for debate?
Reply With Quote
   
Get rid of these ads by registering for a free Tomísimo account.
  #2  
Old February 15, 2011, 12:26 AM
irmamar's Avatar
irmamar irmamar is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 7,071
Native Language: Español
irmamar is on a distinguished road
In Spain it is said that this day is imported from the USA. (I better won't say what it is said here, in Catalonia ). In fact, I don't know.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old February 15, 2011, 02:50 AM
Perikles's Avatar
Perikles Perikles is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tenerife
Posts: 4,814
Native Language: Inglés
Perikles is on a distinguished road
The first known English reference to Valentine is in this love letter, 500 years ago.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old February 15, 2011, 07:35 AM
CrOtALiTo's Avatar
CrOtALiTo CrOtALiTo is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mérida, Yucatán
Posts: 11,679
Native Language: I can understand Spanish and English
CrOtALiTo is on a distinguished road
How much love you have for me?

Here in Mexico all the couples get out to the street with his girlfriend and boyfriend love them together and the loves will win.


What kind to question are your looking for?
__________________
We are building the most important dare for my life and my family feature now we are installing new services in telecoms.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old February 15, 2011, 08:05 AM
Perikles's Avatar
Perikles Perikles is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tenerife
Posts: 4,814
Native Language: Inglés
Perikles is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrOtALiTo View Post
Here in Mexico all the couples get out to the street with his girlfriend and boyfriend love them together
Sounds good. Do you have a video?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old February 15, 2011, 08:28 AM
LibraryLady's Avatar
LibraryLady LibraryLady is offline
Pearl
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: United States
Posts: 286
Native Language: English
LibraryLady is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Perikles View Post
Sounds good. Do you have a video?
__________________
Please correct my Spanish
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old February 15, 2011, 09:51 AM
AngelicaDeAlquezar's Avatar
AngelicaDeAlquezar AngelicaDeAlquezar is online now
Obsidiana
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mexico City
Posts: 8,186
Native Language: Mexican Spanish
AngelicaDeAlquezar is on a distinguished road
@Perikles:
But you'd be disappointed... they just go out hand in hand.
__________________
Ain't it wonderful to be alive when the Rock'n'Roll plays...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old February 15, 2011, 12:00 PM
CrOtALiTo's Avatar
CrOtALiTo CrOtALiTo is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mérida, Yucatán
Posts: 11,679
Native Language: I can understand Spanish and English
CrOtALiTo is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Perikles View Post
Sounds good. Do you have a video?
Do you want an evidence?

Do you want to watch something forbidden hahahahaha

Yes I have it.
__________________
We are building the most important dare for my life and my family feature now we are installing new services in telecoms.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old February 15, 2011, 02:17 PM
Elaina's Avatar
Elaina Elaina is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Midwest
Posts: 2,565
Native Language: English
Elaina will become famous soon enough
Saint Valentine, according to romantic legend, was a kind-hearted Roman priest who married young couples against the wishes of Emperor Claudius II, and was beheaded for his deeds on the 14th of February. In truth, the exact origins and identity of St. Valentine are unclear. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, "At least three different Saint Valentines, all of them martyrs, are mentioned in the early martyrologies under the date of 14 February." Two of these men lived in the third century A.D., one being the bishop of Interamna (now Terni, Italy) and the other a priest of Rome. (Some speculate that these two figures were actually the same man.) Both seem to have been persecuted for their beliefs; the Roman priest reportedly was beaten and then beheaded on the orders of Emperor Claudius II, on or about the year 270. Legends vary on how the martyr's name became connected with romance: the date of his death may have become mingled with the feast of Lupercalia, a pagan festival of love, or with the ancient belief that birds first mate in the middle of February. In modern times Valentine's Day is a day of special romantic sentiment and gift-giving among lovers.


Excerpt from Who2
__________________
Elaina
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old February 15, 2011, 03:14 PM
pjt33's Avatar
pjt33 pjt33 is offline
Diamond
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Valencia, España
Posts: 2,565
Native Language: Inglés (en-gb)
pjt33 is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Perikles View Post
The first known English reference to Valentine is in this love letter, 500 years ago.
You don't count Chaucer's Parlement of Foules as English? Fair enough. ;p
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmark this thread at:

 

Link to this thread
URL: 
HTML Link: 
BB Code: 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Site Rules

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LOVE IS....valentine`s day lee ying General Chat 12 February 15, 2010 07:46 AM
Valentine's day lee ying General Chat 13 February 06, 2009 10:08 AM
Valentine's day Elaina Culture 1 February 14, 2008 01:33 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:27 PM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

X