OPIE Zone Newsletter: Week 5

Welcome to week 5 of the OPIE Zone!

There is not an OPIE Lecture this week, but we’ll have one next week:

ALiCE Training

Officer John Stabler

Feb. 20th

2-3 p.m. in Tupper 304

Don’t forget that International Conversation Hour will be held on Monday for the next three weeks. Please join us from 6-7 p.m. in room 160 of Jefferson Hall.

Valentine’s Day is on February 14th

  • Valentine’s Day is February 14. It is not a holiday, but it is a special day for many people in different countries around the world. Each year on Valentine’s Day, friends and lovers exchange valentine cards, chocolates, candy, flowers, and other gifts.
  • In elementary schools in North America, children make valentines for their classmates and put them in a large decorated mailbox. On February 14, the teacher opens the box and distributes the cards to the students. Many schools also celebrate Valentine’s Day with parties.
  • People in many countries love to send and receive valentines. These days, more people send e-cards than regular cards. The cost of stamps is high and e-cards are more convenient.
  • There are many symbols of Valentine’s Day, such as hearts, roses, and cupids. The symbol of cupid comes from ancient Roman times. Cupid was the son of the love goddess, Venus. Cupid was a playful child who flew around shooting love arrows into people’s hearts, making them fall in love.
  • There are many different stories about the originof Valentine’s Day.

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day in your country? If so, what are the customs? If not, do you have any similar celebrations?

This information about Valentine’s Day was taken from https://www.esllibrary.com

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