History of Valentine's Day

The History of Valentine's Day

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The History of Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day has always been  traditionally associated with romance, flowers, edible sweets, and the exchange of cards, that express love. However, Valentines Day didn't start that way, some people believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270. The legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius...

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