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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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Feb 13, 2017 ... From the martyrdom of St. Valentine and the Roman feast day Lupercalia to the the present day, Valentine's Day can get pretty dour. Here'...

www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/style/valentines-day-facts-history.html

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.

www.npr.org/2011/02/14/133693152/the-dark-origins-of-valentines-day

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

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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.

www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/sex-relationships/relationships/valentines-day-facts-story-history-7351809

Feb 14, 2017 ... But why exactly do we celebrate Valentine's Day and why does it fall on ... Valentine's Day is an old tradition thought to have originated from a ...

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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.