Friday, 14 February 2014

Día de San Valentín


Today is Saint Valentine's day, in Spanish, “Día de San Valentín” and often known also as:
  • Día de los enamorados
  • Día del amor y la amistad
  • Día del cariño

Saint Valentine
Legend has it that Saint Valentine was sentenced to death and beheaded on the orders of a Roman emperor. He had committed the crime of performing weddings for soldiers who, under that same emperor, were forbidden to marry. It was in the Middle Ages that Saint Valentine became associated with romantic love and lovers.

Today, this association is widely celebrated on the 14th of February, although some countries celebrate it on other days. For example, in Brazil it is known as “Dia dos Namorados” and it is celebrated on the 12th of June.

See Spanish expressions of love in amor

San Valentín
Cuenta la leyenda que San Valentín fue condenado a muerte y decapitado por orden del emperador. Había cometido el delito de casar a soldados a quienes el emperador tenía prohibido el casarse. En la Edad Media se comenzó a reconocer a San Valentín como el patrón de los enamorados y el santo de los amores románticos.

En la actualidad, el 14 de febrero, día de San Valentín, es la fecha en la que se suele celebrar el día de los enamorados. Existen notables excepciones, como es el caso de Brasil, en donde el “Día dos Namorados” se celebra el 12 de junio.


Love-Spanish.com loves the YouTube clip: Cómo enamoran los latinos en San Valentín -Los Pichy Boys

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