An American Valentine's Day
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external image Godiva%20Close%20Up.jpg"Be Mine", "Kiss Me", "Call Me", and "Miss You". these are some of the original lines of the small heart-shaped candies Sweethearts. Today,Valentine's Day is viewed as a day for couples and lovers to show affection towards one another. This is traditionally done through the giving of cards, candies, hearts, and flowers.Some may even plan an elegant dinner at a restaurant or an evening at a luxurious hotel suite. However, Valentine's Day hasn't always been a happy holiday filled with pink and red hearts and Russell Stover chocolates. In fact, it began as a religious holiday celebrating the death of christian martyrs.

Valentine's Day originated as a catholic religous holiday celebrated on the 14th of February of each year, in celebration of many early day christian martyrs called Valentines. The two most famous martyrs celebrated on this day are Valentine ofexternal image Saint_Valentine.jpg Rome, a priest of Rome, and Valentine of Terni, a bishop of Interamna (present-day Terni). Romantics were not introduced into this holiday until around the 14th century. In the 1969 Revision of the Roman Catholic Calendar of Saints, the celebration of Valentine's day on February 14 was removed from the calendar and was given to local or national governments because of the generalized description of the Roman calendar: "Though the memorial of Saint Valentine is ancient, it is left to particular calendars, since, apart from his name, nothing is known of Saint Valentine except that he was buried on the Via Flaminia on February 14."

 SURVEY

The Questions:external image 3265238132_b2beaea93d_z.jpg

  1. What do you think of when you hear Valentine's day?
  2. What do you expect on Valentine's day?
  3. Where do you think Valentine's day originated?
  4. Do you try harder to get a boyfriend/girlfriend before Valentine's day?
  5. Do you believe Valentine's day is a boy or girl holiday?
  6. Do you buy for Valentines day or do you receive?
  7. Do you only buy gifts for people you "love"?
  8. Would you consider Valentine's day a holiday?
  9. Do you think Valentine's day is meant for married couples or any couples?
  10. Do you think Valentine's day is overrated? (through movies,media,ect.)
  11. Whats your favorite candy on Valentine's day?


Student Pecentage Answers**
Boys (aproximantley 50 ) age 16-18
  1. 76% said love,4%said Sadness,2%said nothing
  2. 4% flowers, 1% candy, 44% nothing, 18% other
  3. 28% America, 32% Rome, 34% France
  4. 12% Yes, 84% No
  5. 2% Boy, 64% Girl, 28% both
  6. 20% Buy, 24% Receive, 56%
  7. 62% Yes, 34% No
  8. 42% Yes, 54% No
  9. 6% Married couples, 94% For any couples
  10. 66% Yes, 34% No
  11. 56% Chocolate, 8% Heart shaped candy, 32% Sours
Girls (aproximantley 40) age 16-18

  1. 82% Love, 15% Sadness, 1% Nothing
  2. 25% Flowers, 27% Candy, 35% Nothing, 15% Other
  3. 15% America, 45% Rome, 37% France
  4. 17%Yes, 82% No
  5. 5% Boy, 80% Girl, 23% Both
  6. 11% Buy, 10% Receive, 77% Both
  7. 77% Yes, 23% No
  8. 72% Yes, 27% No
  9. 17% Married couples, 82% Any couples
  10. 42% Yes, 57% No
  11. 55% Chocolate, 25% Heart shaped candy, 27% Sours
Adults (aproximantley 10) 30+
  1. 100% Love
  2. 1% Flowers,60% Nothing, 39% Other
  3. 20% America, 40%Rome, 40% France
  4. 100% No
  5. 60% Boy, 40% Girl
  6. 30% Buy, 70% Both
  7. 90% Yes, 10% No
  8. 30% Yes, 70% No
  9. 100% Any couples
  10. 70% Yes, 30% No
  11. 70% Chocolate, 20% Heart shaped candy, 10% Sours

This survey shows how you feel towards Valentine's day since it is considered a American tradition . if you answered the following as a majority of your answers then you are not a big fan of Valentine's day it is just another day for you were you could most likely live without 1.) nothing 2.) nothing 4.) No 5.) Girl 6.) Recieve 7.) Yes 8.) No 9.) Married couples 10.) Yes 11.) Sours. Now if you mostly answered any of the others you enjoy Valentine's day and like to have it every year.


Valentines Day.Wikipedia:the free encyclopediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_DayHolidays:Valentines day in the United States.Timeanddate.comhttp://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/valentine-day