Valentine’s Day Celebration Around the World
By Khushnood Nabizada - Tue Feb 14 2012, 1:28 pm
Saint Valentine’s Day, often simply Valentine’s Day is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI.
Today, it is celebrated in over 100 countries around the world, mostly of the Western society, although remaining a full workday for all of them.
The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.
By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards
Now everyone knows this day in all over the world and widely celebrated. Although Afghanistan is a traditional community and lovers cannot operate freely to bring honor to this day,
However Afghan girls and boys are hidden celebrating 14 February in major cities of Afghanistan.
Flower Street in Kabul Afghanistan is a popular place in Kabul city where everyone can find fresh flower and where it is said that lovers are interested in flowers, especially roses to give as gifts to their mistress.
Report by: Azam Reza