Kahlil Gibran wrote “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit”. Yes, love fills the emptiness of your whole existence with sweet illusions and dreams and makes it somewhat meaningful for you. Love bites everybody once in their life, no matter whether you are a Buddha or Hitler. Celebration of this eternal feeling is called as 'Valentine's day’. The world celebrates Valentine's Day on February 14th. There are a lot more stories about the origin of Valentine's Day. The well known myth or fact of this pack is the martyrdom of the great Saint. Valentine on February 14th. One of the most famous legends goes 'Valentine was a priest who lived in the third century in Rome. Emperor Claudius decided t keep single men from marriage because he thought the single young men without wives or families make the best soldiers. Thus, he outlawed marriage for young men. The priest Valentine thought of this new law as injustice and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret but when Valentine's actions were discovered, the emperor ordered him to be put to death. Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help the Christians to escape from cruel Roman prisons where Christians are tortured and massacred.
Most of the world celebrated the Valentine’s Day on February 14th when some nations such as Romania celebrate it on February 24th. Exchanging gifts and flowers is a common practice of Valentine’s Day. People consider these gifts as the expression of their love. Red roses are considered as one of the best romantic gifts a man can give his woman. In recent decades, red tulips are also stealing the precious place of red roses. Gift baskets are also a practice between young couple on Valentine’s Day. They use to fill the baskets with umpteen numbers of things which their valentine wanted to get but couldn’t get it because of some circumstances. This kind of a gift basket makes it a very romantic day for the couple. Gifting Chocolate candies, candles ice creams, greeting cards and pastries in a gift basket is a common practice on Valentine’s Day. As the modernizations take place in thunder bolt speed, people even can send E-greeting card to their valentine who went to some other states for higher studies or work. Mostly the married couples arrange a romantic candle light dinner at a good restaurant or make a great dinner at home with nice decorations to enhance the effect of their valentine’s day. Gifts add more spirit to the Valentine’s Day. Thus, gift are grown as a soul of the Valentine’s Day because expression of love is important to prove your love. The love which is not expresses doesn’t deserve to be called as ‘love’.