Valentinus

JOVE on Valentinus’s Day to all BeLoved Friends!

WISH we all HEAL from per-versity of martyr-dume…
“…In Slovenia, Saint Valentine or Zdravko (Valentinus of Health) was one of the saints of spring, the saint of good health and the patron of beekeepers and pilgrims.[35] A proverb says that “Saint Valentine brings the keys of roots”. Plants and flowers start to grow on this day. It has been celebrated as the day when the first work in the vineyards and in the fields commences. It is also said that birds propose to each other or marry on that day. Another proverb says “Valentin – prvi spomladin” (“Valentine — the first spring saint”), as in some places (especially White Carniola), Saint Valentine marks the beginning of spring.[36] Valentine’s Day has only recently been celebrated as the day of love. The day of love was traditionally March 12, the Saint Gregory’s day, or February 22, Saint Vincent’s Day. The patron of love was Saint Anthony, whose day has been celebrated on June 13…”

The name “Valentinus”, derived from valens (worthy, strong, powerful)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine’s_Day

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