Valentine’s Day is here and couples around the world are celebrating this day by expressing their feeling to each other. However, this day brings nothing special to the single men and women around the world and hence they feel that nothing is romantic about the day. On this day, couple cut cake, post lovey-dovey posts on social media, go out on a date and gift each other that symbolises their love for each other.
Now, the netizens have loaded the social media with hilarious jokes and memes and it will give a hearty laugh to all the singles out there. One user wrote, “Don’t believe in the hype of marketing around Valentine’s Day.14th February is just another date you don’t have.”
Another user tweeted, “Friend: Valentine’s Day pe kiske saath baahar ja raha hai? Me : Umeed ke saath.”
Check out the memes here:
Valentine’s Day began as a ritual among Christian saint named Valentine but there were three different saints named Valentine or Valentinius and all of them were martyrs. Amongst them, the first legend was a priest and served during the third century in Rome. It is said that St. Valentinius belonged to Rome and was first imprisoned for performing weddings of soldiers who were not allowed to marry and were persecuted under the Roman Empire.
According to the myth, during this St. Valentinius imprisonment, he medicated Julia, the blind daughter of Jailor Asterius. St. Valentinus also wrote a letter and signed it saying ‘Your Valentine’. St. Valentine soon fell in love with the jailor’s youngest daughter who now could see the entire world just because of the powers of St. Valentine. Later, when St. Valentine was beheaded, Julia planted a pink blossom almond tree near his grave.
It is also said that just to remind the brave men of their vows and remember God’s love, St. Valentine had cut his heart form out of parchment and given it to soldiers. He also gave it to newly married couples. And that’s the reason why there is widespread use of hearts on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day symbolised the love between St. Valentine and Julia but the meaning of this day changed a bit over the years. In the 21st century, an almond tree stands as a symbol of trust, never-ending love and friendship. On February 14, people also honour St. Valentine and remember him as a symbol of affection, love and devotion.