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We celebrate
Valentine's Day,
because until 1969, it
was one of the many
Saint's Days observed
by the Catholic Church.
It was dedicated to the
patron saint of
romantic causes, St.
Valentine.
Although it was
removed from the
Church's calendar in
1969, the religious
meaning coupled with
Valentine's Day's roots
in Roman paganism
have allowed it to
continue as a holiday for
everyone.
Early Christians saw
Valentine's Day as a
way to honor St.
Valentine, of whom
there were actually
three. The Catholic
Church recognizes three
saints by that name, all
who were martyred on
February 14.
The St. Valentine the
day is named for was,
most likely, a priest in
the 3rd century who
performed secret
marriages when the
Roman Emperor Claudius
II thought single
soldiers were more
likely to enlist in the
army. That St.
Valentine was
imprisoned and
executed on February 4,
270. It is believed he
was responsible for
giving the jailer's blind
daughter back her
eyesight, and before his
execution, he sent
herss a note saying,
"From your Valentine."
The phrase is still
widely used on
valentines today.
It wasn't until 1537
that St. Valentine's day
was declared an official
holiday. England's King
Henry VIII, known for
his ways of disposing
of wives, declared
February 14th a holiday.
It was another century
and a half before
religious devotional
cards became non-
religious cards to reflect
the change in the
holiday.
In 496 A.D., February 14,
was declared in the
name of St. Valentine
by Pope Gelasius. It
remained a Church
holiday until 1969, when
Pope Paul VI took it
from the calender.
On February 14, the
ancient Romans
celebrated the Feast of
Lupercalia in honor of
Juno, the queen of the
Roman gods and
goddesses. Juno was
also the goddess of
womesn and marriage
so honoring her was
thought to be a fertility
rite.
At the feast held the
next day, the women
would write love letters
and stick them in a
large urn. The men
would pick a letter from
the urn and for the next
year, pursue the
woman who wrote the
chosen letter. This
custom lasted until the
1700s when people
decided their beloveds
should be chosen by
sight, not luck.
We celebrate
Valentine's Day,
because until 1969, it
was one of the many
Saint's Days observed
by the Catholic Church.
It was dedicated to the
patron saint of
romantic causes, St.
Valentine.
Although it was
removed from the
Church's calendar in
1969, the religious
meaning coupled with
Valentine's Day's roots
in Roman paganism
have allowed it to
continue as a holiday for
everyone.
Early Christians saw
Valentine's Day as a
way to honor St.
Valentine, of whom
there were actually
three. The Catholic
Church recognizes three
saints by that name, all
who were martyred on
February 14.
The St. Valentine the
day is named for was,
most likely, a priest in
the 3rd century who
performed secret
marriages when the
Roman Emperor Claudius
II thought single
soldiers were more
likely to enlist in the
army. That St.
Valentine was
imprisoned and
executed on February 4,
270. It is believed he
was responsible for
giving the jailer's blind
daughter back her
eyesight, and before his
execution, he sent
herss a note saying,
"From your Valentine."
The phrase is still
widely used on
valentines today.
It wasn't until 1537
that St. Valentine's day
was declared an official
holiday. England's King
Henry VIII, known for
his ways of disposing
of wives, declared
February 14th a holiday.
It was another century
and a half before
religious devotional
cards became non-
religious cards to reflect
the change in the
holiday.
In 496 A.D., February 14,
was declared in the
name of St. Valentine
by Pope Gelasius. It
remained a Church
holiday until 1969, when
Pope Paul VI took it
from the calender.
On February 14, the
ancient Romans
celebrated the Feast of
Lupercalia in honor of
Juno, the queen of the
Roman gods and
goddesses. Juno was
also the goddess of
womesn and marriage
so honoring her was
thought to be a fertility
rite.
At the feast held the
next day, the women
would write love letters
and stick them in a
large urn. The men
would pick a letter from
the urn and for the next
year, pursue the
woman who wrote the
chosen letter. This
custom lasted until the
1700s when people
decided their beloveds
should be chosen by
sight, not luck.


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