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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine's Day at "Mediensis" Technical College

     Valentine's Day is a holiday observed on February 14th. It is celebrated in many countries around the world although it is not a holiday in most of them. The motto of this day is chosen from Robert Browning who said  

"Take away love and our earth is a tomb".

      The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished in the 18th century England.
      In recent years, Romania has also started celebrating Valentine's Day. Romania has also associated the spring festival called "Dragobete" with Valentine's Day.
      At "Mediensis" Technical College, our students have decorated the foreign language laboratory, have surfed the Internet, solved Valentine's worksheets, listened classical music interpreted by Andre Rieu.
      They have used many sites for doing their research related to Valentine's Day, the most important of them being:,, and

Teacher Angela Porime and her students wish you all "Happy Valentine's Day"!

Be my Valentine!!!

by Anca Aflat

The 14th of February is the date that marks the celebration of Valentine`s Day, a day in which people from all over the world celebrate the gift of love and friendship. A special day filled with joy and emotion! Both children and adults celebrate Valentine’s Day. This day is set aside for exchanges of love with sweethearts, friends and family. But what do we really know about the origins of this celebration? Who is this Valentine and what really happened to him?
Valentine’s Day is said to take its origin from 3rd Century Rome as a tribute to St. Valentine, a Catholic bishop. Before the establishment of Valentine's Day, the Romans had practiced a pagan celebration in mid-February (Lupercalia). The celebration featured a lottery in which young men would draw the names of teenage girls from a box. The girl assigned to each young man would be his companion for a year.

Saint Valentine, according to romantic legend, was a kind-hearted Roman priest who married young couples against the wishes of Emperor Claudius II. Roman Emperor Claudius banned marriage from his empire hoping that thus more men will join his army, but Valentine secretly performed marriages. When Claudius found out about Valentine, he sentenced him to death. While in prison, Valentine fell in love with the blind daughter of his jailer. Before his death, he sent a farewell message to her, signed "From your Valentine". The phrase is still used on Valentine cards today.

On Valentine's Day we give cards, candy and flowers to the people we love. Students sign Valentine's Day cards and bring them to school for their classmates. Popular Valentine's Day symbols include red and pink hearts, bows and arrows, and Cupid. Cupid is a mythical figure. He is a winged god of love and the son of Venus.

So... If there is someone you love or like, sent them a valentine card to show your feelings. 
Remember that a traditional valentine doesn’t have the name of the sender!

Be loved and Happy Valentine`s Day!!!