La Saint Valentin remonte à la fin du moyen-âge. A la cour du roi d’Angleterre, le 14 février était alors une fête pour célibataires, où les hommes tiraient au sort le nom d’une demoiselle qui devenait leur « Valentine » pendant une semaine et lui envoyaient des mots doux « les valentines ».

Au XIX° siècle, la tradition d’envoyer des cartes de Saint Valentin se répandit en Angleterre et aux Etats-Unis, avant d’arriver en France pendant la seconde guerre mondiale.

Dans les pays anglo-saxons, la Saint Valentin est une vraie tradition qui dépasse la simple fête des amoureux. On y fête l’amour au sens large et l’amitié.

On envoie des cartes avec du rouge, des coeurs, dans lesquelles on écrit « Be my Valentine ! » Mais on ne signe pas.

Les enfants aussi échanges des cartes de Saint Valentin avec leurs meilleurs amis.

Read the sentences! Do you understand?

Valentine’s Day
Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day each year on the fourteenth of February . It is a holiday for lovers.

 

“Valentine’s day is a very important day in Ireland. Everyone gives cards and presents to their loved one and goes out for a special dinner together in the evening. Children send anonymous cards to the people they fancy, with poems such as:
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet
And so are you!

To this day, I still get an anonymous card from my mother that she writes with her left hand so I can’t recognize her writing! »

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