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Origin and Legend of Valentine's Day

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There are people who believe that this day is celebrated in the middle of February as an anniversary of St. Valentin’s Death which may have occurred somewhere around 270 AD While others also believe that Christian Church have decided and planned to place saint valentine’s feats in the middle of February as an effort to Christianize pagan of Lupercalia. This Lupercalia was maintained as a fertility festival commit to Faunus, a roman god worshiped for good agriculture as well as roman discoverer of Romulus and Remus.

Valentines Day Origin

In the beginning of the festival pupils of Luperci, order of roman bishop, gather all together at a sacred den where the baby of Romulus and Remus is believed to care by she wolf. The bishop then sacrifices an animal such as goat for increasing fertility and a dog for the purification. After this they strip the goats hide with strips, dipping into the sacrificial blood and pull the streets gently slapping both the women and goat of the crop field.

Very far ahead of fear, these roman women’s lure the touch of hide as such they believed it will make them greater fertile in the coming next year. At the end of day, as per legend, cities young women hold their names in the big urn. Young boys of the city choose a favourite name and then they both get paired. Chosen paired match was soon declared couple to be married soon.

The Legend:

With the history of Valentine's Day the story of its soul bishop is provided with a shroud in mystery. February is considered as a moth of love and romance and St. Valentine’s Day is important for both the roman and the Christian. But the thing is who actually was this St. Valentine, and what did he established that he became take of this ancient rite?

Catholic Church around tells us about at least two different name, St. Valentine, St. Valentinus, all of these were martyred. As per some story valentine was a priest cum bishop and he serves around 3rd century for the Rome. When the king Claudius 2nd decided that to make men a better soldier they must get separated with their wives or their loved one.

Valentine realised this injustice of soldiers and helped a lot of them to get married. For this he was imprisoned and there he cured the daughter of his jailor and started loving her. At the last stage of his life and at the time of his hanging he wrote a letter for that girl and mentioned at the last as yours valentine. Helping in marriage of men soldiers, loving that girl of jailor and for many thing Claudius ordered to put him to death.

This day is celebrated as the day of romance and love around the whole world. All around people get engaged with their loved ones and as they all want to make this day a memorable. Valentine’s day real story is whatever but today it served as a day of love.


How To Get More Followers On Instagram

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Amongst all the photo and social networking sites, Instagram is the most famous and it provides a platform for individuals to explore and share millions of photos, every day. This photo app is a popular photo sharing app which allows its users to upload pictures into their Instagram account. Instagram users can follow thousands of other Instagram users and can also expect a followback from them. Usually people with similar interests choose to follow each other.

On Instagram, the amount of followers a person, or a brand has determines its popularity and reputation. With Instagram becoming the most popular marketing strategy of 2013, people have found ways to gain more followers so that the brand profile is enhanced.

Besides, there are certain websites and applications that brag about their performance in helping individuals gain thousands of free followers, but most only end up being spam. The most effective way in which one can get free Instagram followers is by posting more often and actively indulging in the networking through likes and comments. Here are a few ways to gain free followers on the website.

Instagram Followers

· Analysis

On Instagram, you can always explore through the most popular photos and get ideas to capture your own pictures. Also, making use of the most popular filters on Instagram will get you more followers. Hashtags are the most crucial and precious source of gaining popularity on Instagram, making use of the top most used hashtags and looking up trends will not fail in helping an account gain followers. The more the hashtags, the farther is the reach of a picture.

· Merge Accounts

Instagram allows its users to link their Instagram profile with that of their profiles on other social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc. This helps in promoting communication and thus popularity.

· Uploading Beautiful Photos

On Instagram, there is a demand for products which have been clicked in a way that the picture makes the product more appealing. Photos that are unique and tell a story are favored by people than pictures that are random and raw. The users prefer enviable photographs. Pictures that portray an ideal lifestyle. Photos of food, travel, clothes, products, or basically just anything that allow the followers to connect with and desire it.

· Schedule Upload Time

According to some recent research, the pictures which were uploaded around 5 o’clock in the evening were reportedly more popular than the pictures uploaded at any other time frame. However, an observation according to a survey suggests that 3 PM is a good time to upload pictures into your Instagram account any day of the week.

Other researchers however have suggested that the most crucial period of the entire Insta photo uploading experience is the first 3 hours since the photograph has been uploaded. It is in these initial 3 hours that potential followers will be affected.

· Tag Photos Based On Location

Tagging photos based on location will help people around the area to find and follow the account. Geo tagging also helps users find you on the map.

Therefore, to successfully market a product on Instagram and to develop the brand name, it is necessary to have a vast following. Among all the new marketing strategies, this is a new and the best method to gain more followers for the brand.


Last Updated on Monday, 30 December 2013 06:57

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