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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 holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more .... The celebration of Saint Valentine did not have any romantic connotations until Chaucer's poetry about ...

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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 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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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 ... 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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The History of Valentine's day originates from the fourth century B.C, and might ... The origin of this lovers day goes back as early as 270 A.D and started with the .... The Catholic legend has it that Valentine did this through the vehicle of his ...

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Flowers, candy, red hearts and romance. That's what Valentine's day is all about, right? Well, maybe not. The origin of this holiday for the expression of love ...

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"The story of Valentine's Day begins in the third century with an oppressive ... " God does what is best for us if we will only believe in Him," Valentinus said.