Library Lovers Day 2018 is on Wednesday, February 14, 2018: What is the story behind Valentine's Day?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 is Library Lovers Day 2018. It's Library Lovers' Day Down Under - Book Patrol 'library lovers' day'!”

What is the story behind Valentine’s Day?

Valentines day is celebrated in remembrance for St Valentine, a martyr. The modern holiday is both a mix of Christian and ancient roman traditions. The Catholic Church still recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of which were martyrs.

There a few theories on why Valentine was considered a Saint. The first and most common being that he was a priest in Rome around the third century. Emperor Claudius II declared single men made better soldiers, they would give their life for the Roman empire, therefore outlawing marriage for young men his most prominent soldiers, Valentine realized this was unjust and secretly wedded couples behind the Emperors back. When this was learned Claudius ordered him to be put to death

The second theory suggest he was killed in attempt to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, often facing beatings and torture. It is said Valentine sent the first valentine greeting himself.

Regardless of the theory leading us after Valentines imprisonment , the story goes he fell in love with a young girl who was believed to be the jailers daughter, a rumor suggest he healed her of blindness.. She frequently visited him before his death. Prior to death he wrote her a letter signing "from you Valentine" a line used to this day. Also marking the 1st valentine. This unclear story still has sympathy, heroism and most importantly romance.

By the Middle Ages Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France

The date Febuary 14th and its origin in relation to the history is unclear, some believe its to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine's death or burial. Others suspect the feast was used to "Christianize" the pagan celebration of Lupercalia festival.

In ancient Rome the beginning of February was the official start of spring, a time of purification. Houses were cleansed by sweeping then sprinkling salt and a wheat called spelt through the inside

Febuary 15th was the fertility festival, dedicated to Faunus, Roman god of agriculture and the founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus (said to have been cared for by the lupa or she-wolf)

The start of the festival included members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priest, to gather at a cave assumed to be where the lupa cared for Remus and Romulus. A goat was then sacrificed for fertility, then a dog for purification. Goats hides were cut into strips and boys ran through streets sloshing the blood on woman and crops to ensure fertility.

According to story, later on in the day woman names were place in a urn and the city bachelors pulled the names out, being parried with that woman for the year. This commonly ended in marriage. Later it was deemed un-Christian and banned.

However in the Middle Ages is was believed in England and France that February 14th marked the day bird mating season began adding to the notion of February as a romantic month

The oldest recorded official valentine was composed by Charles, Duke of Orleans to his wife while he was imprisoned. It was written in 1415 and part of the manuscript found iun the British Library in London

Following that, it is said King Henry V hired a writer by the name of John Lydgate to compose a valentine for Catherine of Valois.

Valentines was popularly celebrated in Great Britain in the seventeenth century. Mid eighteenth century everyone (lovers and friends, with no exclusion to social class) exchanged small tokens of affection including hand written notes

Marking the end of the century, printing took off and written notes were replaced with pre composed cards showing emotions when direct emotions were discouraged.

The lowered rate of postage also contributed to a rise in sending these cards.

It is estimated Americans began this tradition in the early 1700's (hand made valentines). Esther A. Howland created the first mass-produced valentine in American.

Greeting Card Association stated Valentines was the second most successful holiday (losing to Christmas) they went further to say 85%of purchasers were woman.

Valentines day is celebrated in not only America but Mexico, Canada, United Kingdoms, France and Australia

Guess we've come a long way from sacrifices, love lotteries and woman and crops being splashed with blood for fertility?

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All the lovers of Green Day! Need ur help!?

All the lovers of Green Day! Need ur help!?

This is gonna be a big answer. i have the following albums with the songs on them.

39/Smooth

1. At The Library

2. Don't Leave Me

3. I Was There

4. Disappearing Boy

5. Green Day

6. Going to Pasalacqua

7. 16

8. Road to Acceptance

9. Rest

10. The Judge's Daughter

11. Paper Lanterns

12. Why Do You Want Him?

13. 409 In Your Coffeemaker

14. Knowledge

15. 1,000 Hours

16. Dry Ice

17. Only Of You

18. The One I Want

19.I Want To Be Alone

Kerplunk

1. 2000 Light Years Away

2. One For The Razorbacks

3. Welcome To Paradise

4. Christie Road

5. Private Ale

6. Dominated Love Slave

7. One Of My Lies

8. 80

9. Android

10. No One Knows

11. Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?

12. Words I Might Have Ate

13. Sweet Children

14. Best Thing In Town

15. Strangeland

16. My Generation

American Idiot

1. American Idiot

2. Jesus of Suburbia

3. Holiday

4. Boulevard of Broken Dreams

5. Are We The Waiting

6. St. Jimmy

7. Give Me Novacaine

8. She's a Rebel

9. Extraordinary Girl

10. Letterbomb

11. Wake Me Up When September Ends

12. Homecoming

13. Whatsername

Shenanigans

1. Suffocate

2. Desensitized

3. You Lied

4. Outsider

5. Don't Wanna Fall in Love

6. Espionage (from Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me)

7. I Want to Be on Tv

8. Scumbag

9. Tired of Waiting for You

10. Sick of Me

11. Rotting

12. Do Da Da

13. On the Wagon

14. Ha Ha You're Dead

International Superhits

1. Maria

2. Poprocks & Coke

3. Longview

4. Welcome To Paradise

5. Basket Case

6. When I Come Around

7. She

8. J.A.R. (Jason Andrew Relva)

9. Geek Stink Breath

10. Brain Stew

11. Jaded

12. Walking Contradiction

13. Stuck With Me

14. Hitchin' A Ride

15. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

16.Redundant

17. Nice Guys Finish Last

18. Minority

19. Warning

20. Waiting

21. Macy's Day Parade

Warning

1. Warning

2. Blood, Sex, and Booze

3. Church On Sunday

4. Fashion Victim

5. Castaway

6. Misery

7. Deadbeat Holiday

8. Hold On

9. Jackass

10. Waiting

11. Minority

12. Macy's Day Parade

Nimrod

1. Nice Guys Finish Last

2. Hitchin' A Ride

3. The Grouch

4. Redundant

5. Scattered

6. All The Time

7. Worry Rock

8. Platypus (I Hate You)

9. Uptight

10. Last Ride In

11. Jinx

12. Haushinka

13. Walking Alone

14. Reject

15. Take Back

16. King For A Day

17. Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

18. Prosthetic Head

19. Desensitized

Insomniac

1. Armatage Shanks

2. Brat

3. Stuck With Me

4. Geek Stink Breath

5. No Pride

6. Bab's Uvula Who?

7. 86

8. The Panic Song

9. Stuart and the Ave.

10. Brain Stew

11. Jaded

12. Westbound Sign

13. Tight Wad Hill

14. Walking Contradiction

Dookie

1. Burnout

2. Having a Blast

3. Chump

4. Longview

5. Welcome to Paradise

6. Pulling Teeth

7. Basket Case

8. She

9. Sassafras Roots

10. When I Come Around

11. Emenius Sleepus

12. Coming Clean

13. In The End

14. F.O.D.

15. All By Myself

BULLET IN A BIBLE

1. American Idiot

2. Jesus of Suburbia

3. Holiday

4. We Are The Waiting

5. St. Jimmy

6. Longview

7. Hitchin' A Ride

8. Brain Stew

9. Basket Case

10. King For A Day/Shout

11. Wake Me Up When September Ends

12. Minority

13. Boulevard of Broken Dreams

14. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

21st Century Breakdown

1. Song of the Century

ACT 1 - HEROES AND CONS

2. 21st Century Breakdown

3. Know Your Enemy

4. !Viva La Gloria!

5. Before the Lobotomy

6. Christian's Inferno

7. Last Night on Earth

ACT 2 - CHARLATANS AND SAINTS

8. East Jesus Nowhere

9. Peacemaker

10. Last of the American Girls

11. Murder City

12. ?Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)

13. Restless Heart Syndrome

ACT 3 - HORSESHOES AND HANDGRENADES

14. Horseshoes and Handgrenades

15. The Static Age

16. 21 Guns

17. American Eulogy

A. Mass Hysteria

B. Modern World

18. See The Light

What are some great LIBRARY scenes in movies?

What are some great LIBRARY scenes in movies?

The ghost at the New York Public Library in "Ghostbusters"?

The Jedi library in "Star Wars: Attack of the Clones"?

The kids in the school library in "The Breakfast Club"?

"Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade": Indiana Jones finds the final clue to the location of the lost chalice in a library in Venice.

"The Name of the Rose": A suspenseful scene in the library has Sean Connery trying to quickly learn the arrangement of the collection.

"The Shawshank Redemption": Tim Robbins plays a young, successful banker convicted of murdering his wife and her lover. While incarcerated he takes over and greatly expands the prison library.

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone": The children need information from Hogwarts' library in the Restricted Section.

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire": the teens pull an all-nighter in the library, looking for a spell to breathe underwater.

"The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen": Two gorgeous libraries in this film: one in the secret wing of the British Museum where the Gentlemen meet, and the other the private library of Dorian Gray.

"Atonement": Robbie (James McAvoy) and Cecilia (Keira Knightley) get down and dirty against the bookshelves in this pivotal scene.

"The Mummy": We first glimpse librarian Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) in a less than adventurous moment, but her reaction after toppling several bookcases reveals her sense of fun.

"Beauty and the Beast": the library that the Beast gives to Belle. Books stacked so high it's probably a hazard to even attempt to get them down.

"The Day After Tomorrow": Jake Gyllenhaal and Emmy Rossum do their best to stay alive inside the NY Public library while the world outside crumbles.

"National Treasure: Book of Secrets": Nicolas Cage is a man on a mission, and that mission happens to lead him to the country's greatest library, the Library of Congress.

"The Music Man": Robert Preston sings ''Marian the Librarian.'' Just the sheer cheesiness of book-related choreography is enough to make this scene brilliant.

"All the President's Men": As far as libraries go, the Library of Congress is the Grand Pooh-Bah of them all. While Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) are carefully going through circulation records, the camera pans out from a tight close-up on their hands to a fantastic wide view of the circular reading room.

"The Ninth Gate": Johnny Depp plays Dean Corso, a rare book dealer who travels to some luscious libraries in his quest to validate a rare copy of The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows.

"A Beautiful Mind": John Nash (Russell Crowe) spent a lot of his time in the library, he practically lives in Princeton's stacks when he is trying to develop an original thesis.

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