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History of Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2017

Saint Valentine

The Curious Rambler

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In February everyone’s heart turns to love… and chocolate… but mostly to love. February 14 is the day we show those special people in our lives how much we truly care. But did you ever wonder why? Who was Saint Valentine? And why is February 14 so special? Well, let’s have a look at the history of Valentine’s day and see if we can find out…

Who was Saint Valentine?

According to legend, Valentine was a priest who lived in Rome during the third century. At that time, Emperor Claudius II, who liked going to war, discovered that married men didn’t make very good soldiers. For some reason, they were more concerned about staying alive and providing for their wives and children than about enlarging the empire for him.  So, he simply outlawed marriage for men of soldiering age.

red-heartBut Vicar Valentine was a romantic at heart. He couldn’t bear seeing young lovers…

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Thanks for the reblog. Happy Valentines Day!
Margo

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Margo Lestz

February 14, 2017

Thank you Margo..excellent post!!

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Pamela Morse

February 14, 2017

I don’t LOVE Valentine’s Day but it is fun, if you don’t take it too seriously. I love the symbolism but I think it’s too crazy these day…. and commercialized.

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

February 20, 2017

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