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History of Valentine's Day

Three saints of that name were martyred. The day also was celebrated as "the day the birds pair."

February has long been the month of love, according to the history.com website, but exactly how that came about is shrouded in mystery.

The story of St. Valentine is rooted in both Christian and Roman tradition, it states. History recalls at least three saints by the name of Valentine, all of whom were martyred.

Huffington Post is carrying this story summing up the romantic history of Valentine's Day today. It includes a mention of Feb. 14 being celebrated in the Middle Ages as the day "the birds began to pair."

Valentine's Day, it states, is the second most popular day in the United States to give cards. The most popular day is Christmas.

 

greg Chick February 15, 2012 at 04:43 PM
I resemble that picture!, yes this is a family sort of Patch here. Next yr. we dye the dog pink! Greg Chick
Julie Pendray February 15, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Well, that creates quite a juxtaposition of images on this story. :) Does this qualify as one of those Only in Ramona moments?

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