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情人节英语知识:情人节的来历及情人节庆祝活动

kira86 于2012-01-30发布 l 已有人浏览
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History of Valentine’s DayThe history of Valentine’s Day is quite dramatic and dates back to 300 AD in Rome, Italy. The Emperor Claudius II believed that single men were better soldiers than married men, so he forbid all young men to marry. A man named Valentine thought this was very wrong, so he continued to perform marriages in secret. When he was caught and put in prison to be killed, he sent the first “valentine” to his lover, signing the card “from your Valentine”. That phrase is still used today!公元3世纪,罗马帝国皇帝克劳迪乌斯二世在首都罗马宣布废弃所有

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history of valentine’s day

the history of valentine’s day is quite dramatic and dates back to 300 ad in rome, italy. the emperor claudius ii believed that single men were better soldiers than married men, so he forbid all young men to marry. a man named valentine thought this was very wrong, so he continued to perform marriages in secret. when he was caught and put in prison to be killed, he sent the first “valentine” to his lover, signing the card “from your valentine”. that phrase is still used today!

公元3世纪,罗马帝国皇帝克劳迪乌斯二世在首都罗马宣布废弃所有的婚姻承诺,当时是出于战争的考虑,使更多无所牵挂的男人可以走上争战的疆场。一名叫瓦仑廷(sanctus valentinus)的神父没有遵照这个旨意而继续为相爱的年轻人举行教堂婚礼。事情被告发后,瓦仑廷神父先是被鞭打,然后被石头掷打,最后在公元270年2月14日这天被送上了绞架被绞死。14世纪以后,人们就开始纪念这个日子。现在,中文译为“情人节”的这个日子,在西方国家里就被称为 valentine's day ,用以纪念那位为情人做主而牺牲的神父。

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