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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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Find out more about the history of History of Valentine's Day, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on ...

Valentine's Day - Facts, Origin, Meaning & Videos - History.com

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Find out more about Valentine's Day, including the story of its origin, symbols, and traditions. Get all the facts on History.com.

History of Valentine's Day - History (history.com)

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Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day on February 14th and where do the holiday customs come from?

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 ...

Valentine's Day History - Infoplease

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The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful legends. The holiday's roots are in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, ...

The Bloody History of Valentine's Day - The Daily Beast

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Feb 14, 2015 ... The real and tangled history of St. Valentine is much more interesting than Hallmark's commercialized day of excess.

The Creepy Origins of Valentine's Day - Ripley's Believe It or Not!

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Feb 11, 2016 ... There's no exact history of Valentine's Day. There's speculation, and assumption, but the precise origins of the holiday aren't known. Instead ...

History of Valentines Day - TheHolidaySpot

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The History of Valentine's day originates from the fourth century B.C, and might have stemed to curbe a cruel practice. Learn the origin and history of this ...