Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Valentine's Day Google Doodle February 14, 2012

Google Doodle today (February 14, 2012) come with a theme Valentine's Day. This image are available in Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, ect.
On Google Doodle images, seen someone standing right on the letter "O" while carrying chocolate. Play icon in the middle there, when the mouse is highlighted image will be moved up and down. Google doodle is not in a jpg file as usual, but the png.

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is a holiday observed on February 14 honoring one or more early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine. It was first established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD, and was later deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI.

The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").

Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.

Valentine's Day is usually celebrated with sending greeting cards and gifts, dating, give a chocolate, ect.

The name of Valentine's Day is different in each country, for example:

- In Denmark and Norway, Valentine's Day (14 Feb) is known as Valentinsdag.

- In Finland Valentine's Day is called Ystävänpäivä which translates into "Friend's day". As the name indicates, this day is more about remembering all your friends, not only your loved ones.

- In Estonia Valentine's Day is called Sõbrapäev, which has the same meaning.

- In Slovenia, a proverb says that "St Valentine brings the keys of roots", so on February 14, plants and flowers start to grow.

- In Greece and Cyprus, Valentine's Day is called Ημέρα του Αγίου Βαλεντίνου, which translates into "St Va,lentines day". Actually in Orthodox church there is an other Saint protect the people are in love, but for Greeks Valentine's Day is more popular.

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