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Around 498 A.D., Pope Gelasius declared February 14th St. Valentine's Day, though that day had previously been associated with the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia.

Valentine's Day - Wikipedia


Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual ..... Jack B. Oruch writes that the first recorded association of Valentine's Day with ro...

History of Valentine's Day - Valentine's Day - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of History of Valentine's Day, including videos, ... According to one legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first ... end of the 5th century, when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine's Day.

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


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

Happy Valentine's Day 2017! Who was St. Valentine and what is the ...


Feb 14, 2017 ... But why exactly do we celebrate Valentine's Day and why does it fall on February 14? ... 5th century when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St Valentine's Day. ... It's thought this was the first ever Valentine's Day greeting.

Valentine's Day History - Infoplease


The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful ... Valentine, it was Chaucer who first linked St. Valentine's Day with romance.

Valentine's Day 2017: Why do we celebrate Valentine's Day? Fun ...


Feb 13, 2017 ... Valentine's Day traces its origins back to Lupercalia, a Roman ... of Christianity until it was revived by Pope Gelasius who declared Feb. ... The first commercially printed Valentine's Day card was produced in 1913 by Hallmark.

The Origin of Valentine's Day


Feb 5, 2015 ... While not thought to be directly related to modern Valentine's Day ... Christian celebration and declared it would be honored on February 14th – a ... This poem is generally considered to include the first explicit Valentine's Day ...

The Dark Origins Of Valentine's Day : NPR


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 ...

History of Valentines Day - TheHolidaySpot


The History of Valentine's day originates from the fourth century B.C, and might have ... It is clear that Pope Gelasius intended to honor the first of these three ...