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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.

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Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual .... Plants and flowers start to grow on this day. ... The celebration of Saint Valentine did not have any romantic connotations until Chaucer's poetry ...

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Feb 10, 2017 ... Valentine's Day, or St Valentine's Day, is celebrated every year on 14 February. It's the day when people show their affection for another person ...

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Find out more about the history of History of Valentine's Day, including videos, interesting ... How did St. Valentine become associated with love and romance?

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Feb 14, 2017 ... Well, it's 2017 so we're going to try again. Here is a brief guide to some of the major Valentine's Day theories, from ancient Rome to the present.

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Feb 13, 2011 ... Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. ... exact origin of the holiday, one good place to start is ancient Rome, ... A few may even be spending this day the same way the early Romans did.

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Feb 14, 2017 ... Some of us celebrate February 14 with cards and flowers, but what is the real reason for celebrating it?

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The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful legends. ... The tradition of Valentine's cards did not become widespread in the United ... graduate and native of Worcester, Mass., began mass-producing them.

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Feb 14, 2017 ... But why exactly do we celebrate Valentine's Day and why does it fall on .... Lovers began to send trinkets, cards and flowers to their loved ones.

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Feb 13, 2017 ... Lots of folks might describe Valentine's Day using those words, whether they have reason to celebrate with a partner or not. If the day packaged ...