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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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February 14 is celebrated as St. Valentine's Day in various Christian denominations; it has, for example, the rank of 'commemoration' in ...

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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?

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

Feb 13, 2011 ... But the origins of this festival of candy and cupids are actually dark, bloody ... That was likely confused with St. Valentine's Day at some point, ...

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

Feb 14, 2017 ... The New York Times pondered the history of Valentine's Day in 1853. ... Chaucer may have connected St. Valentine to romance because it was ...

www.infoplease.com/valentines-day-history

The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by various ... as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.

www.wnd.com/2017/02/the-real-history-of-valentines-day

The real history of Valentine's Day. Bill Federer recounts inspiring story behind world's favorite saint. Published: 02/13/2017 at 8:36 PM. author-image ...

www.cbn.com/spirituallife/ChurchandMinistry/churchhistory/st_valentine_the_real_story.aspx

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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In 496 A.D., Pope Gelasius named February 14 in honor of St. Valentine as the patron saint of lovers. " (How Valentine's Day Works, Apr. 1, 2000, retrieved Jan.

www.theholidayspot.com/valentine/history_of_valentine.htm

Learn about St. Valentine, how Valentines day came into practice as it is today. The origin of this lovers day goes back as early as 270 A.D and started with the ...