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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.

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Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual ..... invention of the postage stamp (Penny Black) saw the number of Valentines posted increase, with 400,000 sent just one year after its invention, ...

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Find out more about the history of History of Valentine's Day, including videos, interesting articles, ... Origins of Valentine's Day: A Pagan Festival in February.

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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 5, 2015 ... While not thought to be directly related to modern Valentine's Day .... While some scholars believed Chaucer invented the Valentine's Day / love ...

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

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Feb 14, 2017 ... The New York Times pondered the history of Valentine's Day in 1853. Well, it's 2017 .... Whatever its origins, Valentine's Day is now a big deal.

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Apr 13, 2017 ... Several theories surround the history of Valentine's Day. Learn about a few of them in this article.

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The history of Valentine's Day is obscure, and further clouded by various fanciful ... removing the feast days of saints whose historical origins were questionable.

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The origins of Valentine's Day are murky. We do know that the ancient Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia, a spring festival, on the 15th of February.