Hearts, arrows, love, and much more cast the spells in February for many. Many love February just for the flowers and candy, many more enjoy the celebration of couples and merry marriages. The idea behind February comes from the celebration of St. Valentine.
History of St. Valentine:
"Saint Valentine, who according to some sources is actually two distinct historical characters who were said to have healed a child while imprisoned and executed by decapitation. Fototeca Gilardi/Getty Images"; see below for works cited
There are many stories surrounding the St. Valentine of the legendary "Valentine's Day" that we celebrate. It is said that he may be Roman, Christian, Catholic, or others. Although his true story has not ever been told, the legend is celebrated and recognized all over America.
Legends show him as a saint, having broken people out of prison, or it may have origins representative in Pegan religions as a day to celebrate fertility in harvests, "celebration of Lupercalia".
Many years later the day began to be associated with love through its ergo relationships with freedom and fertility, and having to do with a great saint of his time. "The English poet Geoffrey Chaucer was the first to record St. Valentine’s Day as a day of romantic celebration in his 1375 poem 'Parliament of Foules,' writing, 'For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne’s day / Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate." After this we can date back Valentine's greeting to the Middle ages.
MY VOICE MEDIA CENTER's Love for our Peers, the Artist and the Creator of new worlds through each of our individual passionate visions of life and wellness.
Please enjoy this image from the 2D and 3D Art Session, THURSDAYS 12-2PM:
Thank you to all the participants that participated in this February's activity in 2D and 3D Art. It was fun!
And...just like we watched a video for this month's themed artwork, this month will be our first "MOVIE Friday" held on the lsat Friday fo the month, EACH MONTH.
For those of you who want to know, what is "MOVIE Friday", it is a carefully selected video that will relate to the next month's theme. (TBA). Please stay tuned for March's calendar where the theme is posted to get a hint to what the video might be about.
MY VOICE MEDIA'S MONTHLY THEME:
As shown on the calendar below the them is posted
Image 1 and Blog content references from: Valentine's Day 2022: Origins, Background & Traditions | HISTORY - HISTORY; "Saint Valentine, who according to some sources is actually two distinct historical characters who were said to have healed a child while imprisoned and executed by decapitation. Fototeca Gilardi/Getty Images"; and special content"..."; accessed February 11, 2022; www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day-2