Happy Valentine's Day!

May this Valentine’s Day be filled with love, understanding, and contentment as you journey through life with those you hold dear.  <3 :)


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  • Happy Valentine’s Day, Karpivna! <3
  • edited February 14
    Sorry guys but f*c* this capitalist "day of love" full of commercialism and consumerism :)

    I WOULD LIKE BRING TO MIND THAT SLAVIC FESTIVAL OF LOVE IS CELEBRATED DURING SUMMER SOLSTICE AND IS KNOWN AS KUPALA, KRESNA NOČ AND SO ON! :)






  • edited February 14
    Any day that celebrates LOVE is a good day for me. ;) I made my bf a Lady Bug sandwich with a toy :D for breakfast. I got the idea from Slavorum. :p The sandwich, not the toy. ;) I got a card, some flowers, and the best kiss ever. Love doesn't need to cost much money. 
  • edited February 14
    Love doesn't need to cost much money.

    Dear Karpivna love doesn't need any money or costs at all! :)


  • Dear Karpivna love doesn't need any money or costs at all! 

    @svetoidslovenski Your statement is mostly true. Finding love (dating) costs money. :p Unless you are dating hobos. Sex as an expression of love costs money. Some one has to pay for the contraceptives. Kissing can lead to illness, the treatment of which costs money. 

  • Well, we in Bulgaria are kinda blessed - if you don't want to celebrate Valentine (that evil Catholic capitalist holiday), you're free to drink wine in honour of St. Trifon Zarezan (old-style date; and if you're into the religious holidays, today's also the holiday/day of death of St. Cyril, Teacher of the Slavs).

  • Happy Valentine's and yes happy St.cyril and Methodius day! 
  • Only Cyril. Cyril and Methodius' Day is on the 11th/24th of May.
  • edited February 15
    @NikeBG in the Catholic Church February 14th is the feast day of both St.cyril and St. Methodius. They also are celebrated on the fifth of July in Slovakia. It's true though that February 14 is the date of Cyril's death but they are both celebrated on the Catholic calendar
  • Oh? I didn't know that. Thanks for the info!
  • In the spirit of syncretism and ecumenism I propose the 14th be designated the day of our love of wine.
  • edited February 15
    According to my handy-dandy Ukrainian Orthodox Planner/Calendar, February 14th on the JULIAN calendar is an important day:

    St. Auxentius, monk of Bithynia (470), St. Maron, hermit of Syria (423), St. Abraham, bishop of Charres in Mesopotamia (ca. 423), St. Cyril, Equal-to-the-Apostles, teacher of the Slavs (869). St. Isaac, recluse of the Kyiv Caves (1090). 12 Greek Master-Builders of the Dormition Cathedral in the Lavra of the Kyivan Caves (11th C).  Translation of the relics of Prince-martyr Michael and his counselor, St. Theodore of Chernihiv (1578).

    6th hour: Isa. 3:1-4   Vesp.: Gen. 2:20-3:20; Prov. 3:19-34   

    Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.

  • In Ukraine and other countries of former USSR people celebrate 8th of March - the international women's day. It's more popular than Valentine's Day.
     After de-communisation the Ukrainian government decides on removal the 8th of March from public holidays seeing it as a Soviet relic. The celebration of 8th of March lost any political significance a long time ago. It became people's celebration, so people may continue celebrating it regardless of the government's decision.
  • This holiday is Greco-Roman pagan tradition added to mostly Catholic Christianity, thus Orthodox South Slavs don't celebrate it. It has nothing to do with us :)
  • Even if St.Valentines Day is not Slavic holiday, there is no nationality for love! And no age too!
    Love and be loved, folks!  :) 

    Ukrainian Love!





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