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ROSES FOR VALENTINES’DAY

Year after year, every year on February 14, Valentine ´s anywhere on the planet leverage day to prove his love, although few people know which is the origin of this tradition that goes back to Rome from the 3rd century, in full pursuit of Christianity. The Rose has been used and cultivated since the beginning of time with care and caution, because it identifies it as a flower of beauty, love and purity.

During this period, the soldiers were also forbidden to marry, as it was believed that the singles were in better physical and emotional conditions to fight on the battlefield.

Saint Valentine, a Christian priest defender of marriage, fought against what he considered an injustice, marrying couples in secret ceremonies.

His fame as protector of the lovers spread quickly through Rome, until one day his acts reached the ears of Emperor Claudius II, who imprisoned him in a prison until the day of his execution, which took place on February 14.

According to the legend, Saint Valentine left a letter of farewell to the jailer’s daughter, of whom he was deeply in love, an act that would turn this day into writing letters and dedications to being loved in a tradition.

The times change, but the roses remain

Today, the celebration of Valentine’s Day is no longer the same. Times change, societies are modernized and gifts too.

The traditional stuffed toys or love letters are now replaced by relaxing massages or romantic mobile messages.

However, the chocolates, the jewels, and above all, the bouquets of roses, at the risk of appearing outdated, are still the safest bet.

And that is a bouquet of is the true symbol of love: at weddings, the bride always carries a bouquet of roses; on the other hand, there is no more sensual way to show love than to spread rose petals on the bedspread of a bed.

Alt= Rosas ecuatorianas. EFE/Fototeca

Ecuadorian roses. EFE/Fototeca

The rose has been used and cultivated since the beginning of time with care and care, as it is identified as the flower of beauty, love and purity.

Its soft and delicate touch and its refreshing essence has made it the most precious treasure, ideal to seal a commitment.

Twelve white, pink, purple, yellow, blue, and even black roses are always a gift that does not go out of fashion, although without a doubt, the real protagonist on Valentine’s Day is still the red rose.

Red, the symbol of fire, strength and passion

The color red is the warmest tone of the chromatic scale, it is the symbol of fire, of strength, of desire and of fury, but also of passion, sensuality and love.

It is the color of impulses and of vitality, it exerts a very powerful influence on the mood of human beings.

It is one of the strongest visual and emotionally charged colors. It is capable of awakening extreme passions in any human being. That is why it is one of the most used colors in advertising.

Giving a red rose on Valentine’s Day is the best bet to show the love that is professed by the couple.

EFE/PRACTICA ESPAÑOL

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En la noticia se dice que…
A
San Valentín fue un soldado romano.
B
San Valentín fue un sacerdote que vivió en la Antigua Roma.
C
San Valentín nunca existió de verdad.
Question 2
Las personas enamoradas celebran San Valentín…
A
el 14 de febrero para recordar la muerte del santo.
B
el 14 de febrero para demostrar su amor a la persona amada.
C
el 14 de febrero porque es el día que nació este santo.
Question 3
Según el texto…
A
San Valentín casaba a los enamorados de forma pública.
B
San Valentín nunca pudo casar a los enamorados en secreto.
C
San Valentín estuvo casando en secreto a los enamorados.
Question 4
Siempre se ha celebrado de la misma forma el Día de San Valentín.
A
Nadie lo sabe.
B
Es mentira.
C
Es verdad.
Question 5
Según el texto, los enamorados…
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nunca han regalado rosas a sus parejas en San Valentín.
B
siguen regalando rosas a sus parejas en San Valentín.
C
ya no regalan rosas a sus parejas en San Valentín.
Question 6
En la noticia se dice que…
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hay muchos de tipos rosas, pero los enamorados regalan más las rosas rojas.
B
los enamorados prefieren regalar rosas blancas a sus parejas.
C
no hay mucha variedad de rosas para regalar en San Valentín.
Question 7
La rosa roja simboliza…
A
pasión y amor.
B
pureza y amor.
C
amor y duda.
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Un siglo es lo mismo que…
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1000 años.
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10 años.
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100 años.
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Una ‘hazaña’ es…
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un acto heroico que realiza una persona.
B
algo malo que hace una persona.
C
un hecho poco importante.
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Un sinónimo de ‘sustituir’ es…
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extender.
B
dejar.
C
reemplazar.
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