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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.

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 ...

History of Valentines Day - TheHolidaySpot


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 ...

The Tradition of Saint Valentine's Day


The tradition of Valentine's Day is believed to have originated from the pagan ... Saintly Valentines, but it proved equally (of not more) unsuccessful as the first and ... In 1537, King Henry VIII declared, by Royal Charter, that all England would  ...

The Bloody History Of Saint Valentine: The Martyred Roman Priest ...


Feb 13, 2014 ... The real history of Valentine's Day is not comprised of roses, chocolates ... There were reportedly three early Christian saints named Valentine, but the ... Pope Gelasius I declared February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day, and ...

The History of St Valentines Day | Historic UK


The history and customs behind St Valentines Day, the most romantic day of the year. ... come clean by formally declaring the 14th February to be St. Valentine's Day, ... The first real association of St. Valentine's Day with romantic love, or 'love  ...

History of Valentine's Day - Telegraph - The Telegraph


Feb 14, 2010 ... The history of St Valentine's Day, from its pre-Christian origins, ... The then Pope, Gelasius, declared 14 February to be St Valentine's Day, a Christian feast day. ... lovers worldwide: Hallmark Cards produce their first Valentine.

How did Valentine's Day begin? Everything you need to know about ...


Feb 14, 2016 ... But why exactly do we celebrate Valentine's Day and how did it come to be that it ... of the 5th century when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St Valentine's Day. ... It's thought this was the first ever Valentine's Day greeting.

The History of Valentine's Day - Inventors - About.com


Description: Pope Gelasius I declared February 14 as Valentine Day. ... 14 as the saint day that celebrated the several early Christian martyrs named Valentine.

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.
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Valentine's Day History - Infoplease


The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful ... as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day. ... Which St. Valentine this early pope intended to honor remains a mystery:  ...

When Did Valentine's Day First Become A Celebration of Romance?


Feb 9, 2016 ... By the fifth century, Pope Gelasius had officially declared February 14 as St. Valentine's Day. However, scholars believe it was medieval poet ...

The Dark Origins Of Valentine's Day : NPR


Feb 13, 2011 ... Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and ... A few may even be spending this day the same way the early Romans did.