Heart shaped island & Valentine’s Day

Heart shaped island & Valentine’s Day

Galesnjak is a small heart shaped island located in Zadarski Kanal between Zadar and the Island of Pasman in Croatia. It is also known as a  Lovers Island  because of  the almost perfect heart shape . It became a world-wide sensation after it was spotted by Google Earth’s viewers. The island is deserted, so the lovers who wish to visit the island will have it entire for themselves.

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Well, the time has come to write about love and St. Valentine and the most romantic day in the year, the Valentine’s Day, that we celebrate on 14.02.

The celebration of Valentine’s day begins in the ancient Rome. The emperor Claudius II forbade marriage because the young men rather stayed at home instead of going to war. Despite the cruel decision,  priest Valentine secretly wedded soldiers who wanted to marry their loved one. One day, the emperor caught  priest Valentine and prisoned him. On the 14 of February by the order of the emperor, priest Valentine was beheaded. Not long after the priest’s death, he was declared as a saint. That is way we celebrate the day of love as a  Valentine’s Day.

The celebrations of Valentine’s Day is different in many countries.
A hundred years ago, in England, children were dressed as an adults and went from door to door to sang the Valentine’s song.
In some countries the custom was that young men sent a clothing as a gift to their loved ones, and if they accept it, means that she will marry him.

Today, on Valentine’s Day ladies receive a red rose, chocolate or teddy bear and etc as a gift. On Valentine’s day,  one billion of love cards are sent.

There is also a little angel called Cupid and when You fall in love, people often say that You were hit by the Cupid’s arrow.

Learn to say I LOVE YOU in different languages:

Croatian: VOLIM TE
Italian: TI AMO
German: ICH LIEBE DICH
French: JE T’AIME, JE T’ADORE
Hawaii: ALOHA WAU IA IO
Hindi: HUM TUMHE PYAR KARTE HAI
Russian:  YA TEBYA LIUBLIUM
Greek: S’AGAPO

Love and You will be loved.

 

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