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  • Happy Valentine's Day.

  • Yeah, okay.

  • This will make sense to you.

  • My name's Ronnie, I'm a lion, and I'm here to teach you about Valentine's Day,

  • the day of love.

  • The day where, ladies, you get really upset because you think your boyfriend or your husband

  • doesn't like you because he didn't buy you something really expensive like a ring, or

  • he didn't buy you what you wanted, but you never told him what you wanted, and then you

  • don't talk to him and then you get into a fight.

  • Happy Valentine's Day.

  • That doesn't make sense, just like me wearing a lion costume.

  • I'm going to explain to you guys the history of Valentine's Day.

  • I will never understand why people get so upset on Valentine's Day, because guess what?

  • If a guy likes you it's not about buying you gifts, it's about being with you and spending

  • time with you.

  • Ladies, give your guys a break. Yeah?

  • Enjoy their company, have a nice dinner, go out and kill people or something.

  • Celebrate Valentine's Day.

  • Go and get whipped with blood or something in animal skins, okay?

  • Because that's how we really celebrate Valentine's Day.

  • So, guys, if you've got a girlfriend that gets angry because you don't buy her the right thing,

  • good luck with that.

  • Maybe you could be executed and that would be better.

  • Maybe Valentine's Day is about being executed.

  • Maybe that makes it easier and better.

  • Let's go into the history of Valentine's Day.

  • So, Valentine's Day, wow.

  • When I researched this, what a lot of crazy stories.

  • Meow.

  • Don't understand.

  • We're going to start with this, though.

  • I can tell you when it is.

  • Every day...

  • Every year it's the same day, it's February the 14th.

  • Okay?

  • So if you're watching this and you haven't gotten your girlfriend a gift, get out,

  • go get one.

  • Ladies, do you buy your boyfriend a gift on Valentine's Day?

  • Double standard, okay?

  • So you get upset because the guy didn't buy you a good gift, but what'd you buy him?

  • Do men get upset and start to cry, and: "Oh, I didn't get a good gift."

  • Yeah, guys probably do.

  • Oh, guys.

  • So, anyways, Valentine's Day, go.

  • Valentine's Day as we know it now, I guess, is to honour a Catholic saint.

  • But the thing was there wasn't just one, there were many Catholic saints and their names

  • were Valentine.

  • Maybe your name's Valentine, Valentina.

  • So, the day as we know is to honour Catholic saints named Valentine.

  • So there was a really, really special guy and his name was Saint Valentine-see, I told you

  • -and he was executed.

  • Mm-hmm, yeah, he was killed in the year 270.

  • By my lion brain that's a long time ago.

  • The reason why he was killed is he would perform marriages or he would marry couples.

  • Hmm.

  • So, Valentine's Day this guy would marry people and then they killed him.

  • Well, this is so romantic.

  • The reason why he was executed is because the Emperor or the guy in charge named Claudius II

  • had apparently strict anti-marriage laws.

  • Okay, now, I didn't live back then.

  • I don't know if any of this is true, but this is what I found.

  • So, apparently he, Claudius II wanted his soldiers to not be married so they could concentrate

  • on killing people, as we do.

  • So he reckons that if they got married they wouldn't want to die for him and save their

  • country, so he didn't like the idea of love and people getting married, so in the year

  • 270, apparently on February 14th

  • -they have documents of this-they executed this Saint Valentine.

  • So Valentine's Day is about execution.

  • Done. Okay.

  • Now, when I was researching: Why February the 14th?

  • So, if we go back before this, the ancient Romans, they celebrated what's called the

  • Feast of Lupercalia.

  • Okay?

  • This was on the 15th of February.

  • We've missed a day, there.

  • This was a fertility festival.

  • A fertility festival means that in the springtime most things-humans, plants, animals-are ready

  • to reproduce and have children.

  • So, a fertility festival, basically they want people to have sex and have babies.

  • That's Valentine's Day.

  • Good.

  • So, what they did...

  • [Laughs] This is cool.

  • So these two guys were hanging out in a cave.

  • They have names.

  • Their names were both starting with "R", and basically their names were Romulus and Remus.

  • Okay?

  • They're hanging out in a cave with their mother or with a woman, and this woman was actually

  • a she-wolf, Lupa.

  • So, there's two guys, Romulus and Remus, they're hanging out in a cave with a woman who's a wolf.

  • This is cool.

  • So, what they did is they would sacrifice...

  • So, sacrifice is actually like this.

  • Ronnie makes a spelling mistake again.

  • They would sacrifice a goat.

  • Maaa.

  • Okay?

  • So, this is so romantic.

  • They would dip the goat skin in blood, so they would kill the goat, rip off his skin,

  • dip it in the blood, and they would run around the town and they would hit people, men and

  • women, with the blood.

  • They did this also to their crops.

  • "Crops" means plants.

  • So they'd take the goat's blood and the goat skin and come over, and give you a little

  • whack, for some...

  • Gets probably some goat blood on you, and then they'd hit the crops - fertility so that

  • it grows. Right?

  • So you'd come along, go:

  • "Oh, yeah, you're going to have babies now. Look at all the corn."

  • Okay, cool.

  • So, this is where it comes from.

  • So I guess if you got hit with some goat blood that that would mean that that's awesome and

  • then you could have a baby.

  • Cool.

  • Another thing that they would do during this festival is they would put their names in

  • an urn.

  • An urn is like a big container.

  • Fancy container.

  • And bachelors...

  • Now, "bachelors" means unmarried men would choose a name.

  • "God, please don't make it... Oh, it's that one."

  • So, the name that they got, I guess they would go on a date or, I don't know, hit each other

  • with some goat blood or something.

  • I don't know what they did.

  • And then they might get married and have goat-blood children. Cool.

  • What happened was at this time Romans were pagan, and then as we know in history-still

  • happening today now-if you have a different religion from someone else, that's not cool

  • so you have to change everything and kill people.

  • So the Christians came in, they killed the pagans, and they go:

  • "Do you know what? We're going to change this day to the 14th of February.

  • We're going to call it the feast..."

  • So "the feast" means a big meal where everybody eats together.

  • So, the Christians came in and they changed it to Saint Valentine's Day Feast

  • around the same day.

  • I don't know if they sacrificed goats.

  • Probably not as fun.

  • They probably just ate some food.

  • But when you look back at the history of this whole idea of giving flowers, or candies,

  • or gifts to people-hmm, lion's confused-it happened with a really, really, really cool

  • author (it's the only book I've ever read that I liked) Geoffrey Chaucer.

  • He wrote a book called The Canterbury Tales.

  • If you're interested in crazy books about-hmm-sex and violence, read this guy, Geoffrey Chaucer.

  • So in the 14th century he would write about lovers, how they would give each other gifts.

  • And then in the 18th century people actually started to exchange flowers, and gifts, and candy,

  • and cards to people.

  • So I guess that's how we got into this.

  • I don't know, I kind of like the goat sacrifice thing better.

  • I think that's cooler.

  • Hey, now I have given you an idea of what to do for Valentine's Day.

  • Okay? If you're like:

  • "I don't know what to do', grab a goat, sacrifice it, whip people with blood. That's a Valentine's Day."

  • There's another really, really famous Valentine's Day story close to my heart, it happened in

  • 1929 in a place called Lincoln Park in Chicago.

  • Not the band Linkin Park, they're terrible.

  • God.

  • But Lincoln Park is actually a place in Chicago.

  • So what happened on Valentine's Day in the morning is seven men were just shot.

  • They were all lined up, and it's called the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre.

  • "Massacre" means many people die.

  • So what happened is in Chicago during this time there were two warring mafia gangs, one

  • was the Irish mafia and the other one was the very famous Al Capone.

  • Al Capone's guns don't argue!

  • So, Al Capone set up this really cool massacre on Saint Valentine's Day where he killed seven

  • of the Irish mobsters.

  • He apparently lined them up against the wall, had numerous machine guns and killed them.

  • Happy Valentine's Day.

  • Go sacrifice a goat, kill some mobsters, you know, do what you do.

  • Just don't complain.

  • Rawr.

Rawr.

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