Lovebirds how they become the symbol of Valentine Day? Lovebirds - colorful birds found in Africa, are so named because they sit closely together in pairs -- like sweethearts do. During the years, Lovebirds have changed from Doves to hummingbirds to birds of paradises. But Valentine day Classic symbol of Lovebird is the Dove! Doves is the symbols of loyalty and love!
It was believed that birds chose their mates on February 14. And the dove was chosen to be the bird representative because it was sacred to the Roman Goddess Venus (and other Love Deities) because they chose a lifelong mate and share the care of their babies. They also make a cooing sound, which further proved they were the love couple. The Noah had considered the Dove to be his messenger. In the Song of Solomon, the word "Turtle" is really referring to the "turtledove." The turtledove is common in Asia and Europe, but it is not found in N. America at all. Since all doves are part of the pigeon family, they mate for life, and the male and female both share in the caring of their young. Their cooing sounds are often considered "love sounds" and today it is often said that when people in love talk rather sugary and baby-like it is "cooing" with each other.
Dove superstitions are that they were magical and were often used to divine the future. The heart of a dove was often an ingredient in love potions. If you saw a white dove fly overhead it was suppose to be good luck. If you dreamt of a dove it was a sign that you had a promise of happiness. And, if you saw the first dove in springtime and made a wish, that wish would come true.