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Valentine's Day has its origins in the ancient Roman fertility festival of Lupercalia, and was associated with St. Valentine and February 14th by Pope Gelasius around 498 A.D.

Valentine's Day - Wikipedia

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Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western ...

History of Valentine's Day - Valentine's Day - HISTORY.com

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Bet You Didn't Know: Valentine's Day. How did St. Valentine become associated with love and romance? Get the full story behind the holiday. Contents.

The Dark Origins Of Valentine's Day : NPR

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Feb 13, 2011 ... Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually ...

St. Valentine, The Real Story - Church History | CBN.com

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That's what Valentine's day is all about, right? ... of Whitefriars Street Church in Dublin, Ireland, tells the real story of the man behind the holiday -- St. Valentine.

Valentine's Day History - Infoplease

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The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful ... removing the feast days of saints whose historical origins were questionable.

The Story of Valentine's Day

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"The story of Valentine's Day begins in the third century with an oppressive Roman emperor and a humble Christian Martyr. The emperor was Claudius II.

History of Valentines Day - TheHolidaySpot

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The history of Valentine's Day is impossible to be obtained from any archive and the veil of centuries gone by has made the origin behind this day more difficult ...

The Bloody History Of Saint Valentine: The Martyred Roman Priest ...

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Feb 13, 2014 ... The real history of Valentine's Day is not comprised of roses, chocolates and pretty cards. Instead, crime, imprisonment and execution are at the ...

The Origin of Valentine's Day

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Feb 5, 2015 ... While not thought to be directly related to modern Valentine's Day .... While some scholars believed Chaucer invented the Valentine's Day / love ...