Saint Valentine’s Day, commonly known as Valentine’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. Today Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.
St. Valentine’s Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry, and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius and before his execution, according to the legendary account, he wrote, “from your Valentine” as a farewell to her. Today, Saint Valentine’s Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church. The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine’s Day, albeit on July 6th and July 30th, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna.
The day’s association with romantic love grew in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”). Valentine’s Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
BOINC team USA is participating in the annual WCG Challenge again this year.
IBMs World Community Grid was launched on November 16, 2004. To celebrate the projects birthday you are invited to join the World Community Grid 12th Birthday Challenge. The challenge runs from 11/16/2016 through 11/22/2016, and all you need to do to participate is process and return work during the week of the challenge.
USA has been entered in the CRUNCHATHLON GPUGRID [SPECIAL EDITION 7D – RACE XXIV] sponsored by team CRUNCHERS SANS FRONTIERES.
Celibrating the 2nd anniversary of the GPUGrid Crunchathlons this event will run 7 days.
The Challenge runs from 10/15/2016 17:00 UTC through 10/22/2016 17:00 UTC.
SETI.Germany invites all BOINC teams to the SETI@Home Wow!-Event 2016. It takes place from 15th August, 16.00 UTC, until 29th August 2016, 16.00 UTC.
We cordially ask all team leaders to forward the invitation to their team. Information about the Wow! Race 2016, an exciting race concept and a registration form can be found here: http://www.seti-germany.de/Wow/anmeldung.php?&lang=en
SETI.Germany wishes you and your team members much fun with the Wow! Event 2016.