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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 articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on ...

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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, ...

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. ... Here is a brief guide to some of the major Valentine's Day theories, ...

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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 ...

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Feb 12, 2017 ... This is the story of the origins of St. Valentine's Day.

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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 Life of Saint Valentine. ... "The story of Valentine's Day begins in the third century with an oppressive ... Valentinus read stories of Rome's history to her.

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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 ...