Meaning Valentine's Day
It's that time again! February 14th is Valentine's Day! Are you already thinking about how you can surprise your partner? Maybe with red roses? Chocolates or jewellery? These are of course the classics!
On February 14th, many people celebrate Valentine's Day. There are various myths as to why this is so. The best-known story is probably that of Valentin von Terni, a bishop from the 3rd century AD. According to legend, Valentin trusted soldiers, although this was forbidden to these men at the time. This made him a martyr and patron saint of lovers.
Why is the heart symbolic of love?
On Valentine's Day, we like to give away heart-shaped plants and things. But why is it like that? Why is the heart symbolic of love?
The origin of the heart symbol is in Greece. Ivy leaves were considered a sign of love due to their evergreen and long-lasting qualities. A connection between the heart shape, the red coloring, the human organ and love only emerged later. In the Middle Ages, red was defined as the color of love, which is why the ivy leaf was often illustrated in red. In the 13th century, Christianity associated the red ivy, which over the years had increasingly taken on the heart shape we know today, with the human organ. The Church represented the "Heart of Jesus" by means of a flaming red image on Jesus' chest, establishing the physical place of love there.
The Team Zimmermann Plantas y Logística wishes you a happy Valentine's Day