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, also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint ......
similar to St. Valentine's Day, but it's not related to it, and its origins are
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 day of romance we call Valentine's Day is named for a Christian martyr and
dates back to the 5<sup>th</sup> century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia.
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.
"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.
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 ...
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 Catholic Church no longer officially honors St. Valentine, but the holiday has
both Roman and Catholic roots. The Origins of St. Valentine's Day. A quick ...
Feb 14, 2013 ... For most Americans, Valentine's Day is a time for chocolates, roses, kisses, and
other romantic sentiments. But the holiday's history is a whole ...