A few words about the Valentine's Day
VLADIVOSTOK. February 9. VOSTOK-MEDIA - Frost still continue to be experienced in the Primorye in strength, but fear no longer. Especially the first dress rehearsal of spring appeared in time - Valentine's Day or Valentine's Day.
To us this celebration came from Western Europe in the early 90's, but like in the rest of the world, quickly grew beyond Catholic church and became a truly favorite holiday among people. Boring men and womn from time to time try to nail it to the pillory, to hastily come up with alternatives in the form do not take root among the people of holidays and anniversaries tied to Russian history. A Valentine's Day from those clunky action becomes every year just brighter and more popular.
With regard to the national history ... In Ancient Russia in February was the last month of the year, it was named "section", i.e. shut-off year. And in the ancient annals this month was called the wedding (at this time in Russia played the wedding). But the most curious, that on February 14 in Russia celebrated the Day of St. Trifon, a girl who prayed for the bride and a happy marriage. Sounds familiar? ..