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PostSubject: valentines day   February 13th 2008, 11:38 pm

to say i love u in many languages :-

Arabic - Ana behibak (to male)

Arabic - Ana behibek (to female)

English - I love you

French - Je t'aime, Je t'adore

German - Ich liebe dich

Hebrew - Ani ohev otah (to female)

Hebrew - Ani ohev et otha (to male)

Hindi - Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hai

Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu

Italian - Ti amo

Japanese – Aishiteru

Roman Numerals - 333

Swedish - Jag alskar dig

Russian - Ya tebya

Turkish - Seni Seviyorumliubliu

Afrikaans - Ek het jou life

history of valentines day

As early as the fourth century B.C., the
Romans engaged in an annual young man's rite to passage to the God Lupercus.
The names of the teenage women were placed in a box and drawn at random by
adolescent men; thus, a man was assigned a woman companion for the duration of
the year, after which another lottery was staged. After eight hundred years of
this cruel practice, the early church fathers sought to end this practice...
They found an answer in Valentine, a bishop who had been martyred some two
hundred years earlier.

According to church tradition St. Valentine was a priest near Rome in about the year 270 A.D. At that time the
Roman Emperor Claudius-II who had issued an edict forbidding marriage.
This was around when the heyday of Roman empire had almost come to an end. Lack of quality
administrators led to frequent civil strife. Learning declined, taxation
increased, and trade slumped to a low, precarious level. And the Gauls, Slavs,
Huns, Turks and Mongolians from Northern Europe and Asian increased their pressure on the empire's
boundaries. The empire was grown too large to be shielded from external
aggression and internal chaos with existing forces. Thus more of capable men
were required to be recruited as soldiers and officers. When Claudius became the
emperor, he felt that married men were more emotionally attached to their
families, and thus, will not make good soldiers. So to assure quality soldiers,
he banned marriage.
Valentine, a bishop , seeing the trauma of young lovers, met them in a secret
place, and joined them in the sacrament of matrimony. Claudius learned of this
"friend of lovers," and had him arrested. The emperor, impressed with
the young priest's dignity and conviction, attempted to convert him to the
roman gods, to save him from certain execution. Valentine refused to recognize
Roman Gods and even attempted to convert the emperor, knowing the consequences
On February 24, 270, Valentine was executed.

"From your Valentine"
While Valentine was in prison awaiting his fate, he came in contact with his
jailor, Asterius. The jailor had a blind daughter. Asterius requested him to
heal his daughter. Through his faith he miraculously restored the sight of
Asterius' daughter. Just before his execution, he asked for a pen and paper
from his jailor, and signed a farewell message to her "From Your
Valentine," a phrase that lived ever after.

Valentine thus become a Patron Saint, and spiritual overseer of an annual
festival. The festival involved young Romans offering women they admired, and
wished to court, handwritten greetings of affection on February 14. The
greeting cards acquired St.Valentine's name.

The Valentine's Day card spread with Christianity, and is now celebrated all
over the world. One of the earliest card was sent in 1415 by Charles, duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was a prisoner in the Tower of London. The card is now preserved in the British Muse.

some jokes in this day

A successful man is one who makes
more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

Before marriage, a man yearns for
the woman he loves.
After marriage, the "y" becomes silent.

When a newly married couple
smiles, everyone knows why.
When a ten-year married couple smiles, everyone wonders why.

My wife told me I should be more
So I got two girlfriends.

A husband said to his wife,
"No, I don't hate your relatives. In fact, I like your mother-in-law better
than I like mine."

Wish You A Very Happy Valentines Day !

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PostSubject: Re: valentines day   February 14th 2008, 10:41 am

thanx mahmoud for your Subject & Theis hestory
And ur jokes is very nice
Very Happy Very Happy

Wish You A Very Happy Valentines Day Toooooo
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PostSubject: Re: valentines day   February 17th 2008, 1:13 am

Thanks maaaan

M7amad El-Khoudary

" I'M Proud of the Blood that's In Me , What ever that May be , That's BEAUTIFUL "
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PostSubject: Re: valentines day   February 19th 2008, 12:29 am

really good choice maaaaaaan
thanx for u
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