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That little crazy thing called love

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They are increasingly countries where the February 14, Valentine's Day, for lovers or whatever you decide call it wins followers seeking to demonstrate that little crazy thing called love

The week that aims to be the most romantic of each year, driven by brands and restaurants that claim to increase sales, the day of the sum love couples who decide to celebrate their love begins February 14.

While it is not a celebration massively adopted in the world are increasingly countries where 14 February, Valentine, of love or whatever you decide call it wins followers seeking to demonstrate that little crazy thing called love. This year it expects sales of traditional products, jewelry, chocolates and flowers, reaching $ 19 million only in America.

Some versions date back to 1948 to find the start of this tradition of Anglo-Saxon countries that are transmitted to others over time and today unifies February 14 as Valentine's Day in honor of Valentine who was a Roman priest who defied the Emperor Claudius II. Passed the third century when Emperor decided to ban marriages tended whereas single best army having no strings attached. In clear dissent Valentine marriages held in secret. He was arrested when their practices are met, holy character acquired in prison when he gave sight to the daughter of one of his jailers.

Currently it came to countries like China and Japan: the first was already celebrating love Qi Qiao Jie day (day to show skills) seventh day of the seventh lunar month; Japan was boosted in 1958 by a brand of chocolates with the particularity that it is women who give away being the turn of the man a month later. In Latin America Argentina Brazil and Chile remain the Anglo tradition, while in Nicaragua and Peru maintains the date but the name was changed to "day of love and friendship. In other parts of the world the date changes as in the case of Egypt 4 November.

Love, according to some scientific currents, and can be explained rationally and to establish a science of love where the chemical processes that take place when "feel" are detailed, making the butterflies in the stomach become nothing less romantic than gastric activity, sex drive, romantic love and attachment are explained in three interrelated brain systems and uncontrollable actions would be guilty of two hormones related to motivation and reward mechanisms: oxytocin and vasopressin.

Today, yesterday and tomorrow, because love should always be present, who held on February 14 and they do the remaining 364 days, good for them. Never fairer words Beattle a beautiful song that says "All you need is love ..." humming our unconscious phrase "everything you need in love ..."

traslation: Belén Zapata