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So what does Saint Valentine have to do with cheap chocolate and 'I Love You' bears?

How did St.Valentines feast day become the 'day of love'? I'm reading a few articles but nothing (yet) seems to touch on the change over from feast day to sending a bunch of Kung Foo Panda cards into the class...

 
But_Mommie

Asked by But_Mommie at 4:05 PM on Feb. 7, 2011 in Holidays

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  • idk but around here it means doesnt mean chocolate or flowers, it means new video games and electronics lol. This year I got personalized tags for my car from my husband :-)
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 4:09 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • Thank Geoffrey Chaucer and his " Parliament of Foules" for one.
    One of the original martyred Saints was imprisoned by Claudius II for marrying Christian couples....that was against the Roman Laws at the time.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:13 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • Photobucket

    Commercialism! Welcome to AMERICA!
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 4:37 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • It has about as much to do with it as Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies do to Easter. Just about every holiday is commercialized.
    LovingSAHMommy

    Answer by LovingSAHMommy at 4:38 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • "Saint Valentine" which is who the holiday was named after...

    Every holiday has been turned into a commercial holiday, but you won't see me complaining around Christmas time when I am trying to make my kids happy, or on my birthday when my hubby and kids try and make me feel special. ~*Smiles*~

    Even MLK day has an influx of car sales ads!!!
    MommaClark3

    Answer by MommaClark3 at 4:22 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • Maybe people would rather show affection for loved ones, than study about a brutal bloody killing of a man?
    wenona_mandy

    Answer by wenona_mandy at 4:36 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • All holidays are commercialized these days..never a meaning behind them.
    CandyHorse

    Answer by CandyHorse at 4:40 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • I know all Holiday have turned into commercial nightmares and I understand how Christmas got wrapped up in the gifts and what nt but I can't figure out when or how Valentines went form feast day to commercial-topia. and how did cupid get dragged into it. What does he have to do with Valentine and why isn't Eros ever mentioned? My research is once again leading to more questions dang it!.
    But_Mommie

    Comment by But_Mommie (original poster) at 4:44 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • lol
    Ricanmami1

    Answer by Ricanmami1 at 5:33 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

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