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Valentine’s Day, celebrated on February 14 every year around the world, is actually based on a true story. The Catholic Church recognizes several different saints named Valentinus. The saint celebrated on Valentine’s Day... More »

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Valentine's Day is held annually on February 14. This holiday is not celebrated world wide, but is observed in many larger countries, including the United States, China and France. More »

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At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius declared February 14th to be St. Valentine's Day, according to History.com. The day did not become associated with love until the 15th century, when the first written valentin... More »

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Historians trace the origins of Valentine's Day to the ancient Roman feast of Lupercalia, which was celebrated each year between Feb. 13 and Feb. 15. During the feast, men sacrificed a dog and a goat and then used the sk... More »

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Being someone's Valentine involves spoiling the person with romantic gestures for the day and being on the receiving end of the person's romantic gestures in return. Some Valentines are in romantic relationships, althoug... More »

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The exact origins of Valentine's Day are difficult to determine, but there are indications that the holiday may have roots in both Roman and Norman tradition dating back to ancient Roman history and about 300 C.E. Betwee... More »

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