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does anybody know where valentines day originated from?

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Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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atyou
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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It originated from your mom.


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Diamepphyre
by Ruby Member on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:47 PM

 Google it.  It's actually quite ancient.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:47 PM
Huh .'_'.


Quoting atyou:

It originated from your mom.






Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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Valentine's Day

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Saint Valentine's Day
Saint Valentine's Day
Antique Valentine's card
Also calledValentine's Day
Feast of Saint Valentine
Observed byPeople in many countries;
Anglican Communion (seecalendar), Eastern Orthodox Church (see calendar),Lutheran Church (seecalendar)
TypeCultural, Christian, commercial
SignificanceFeast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of Love andaffection
DateFebruary 14 (fixed by the Western Christian Churches); July 6 (fixed by the Eastern Christian Churches)
ObservancesSending greeting cards and gifts, dating, church services

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly known as Valentine's Day,[1][2][3] or the Feast of Saint Valentine,[4] is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them.[3]

St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrology associated with Saint Valentine was that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire; during his imprisonment, he is said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius. Legend states that before his execution he wrote her a letter "from your Valentine" as a farewell.[5][6] Today, Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion,[7] as well as in the Lutheran Church.[8] The Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrates Saint Valentine's Day, albeit on July 6th and July 30th, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni).[9][10]

The day was first associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. By the 15th century, it had evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").[1][3] Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[11]

atyou
by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 1:49 PM
I know.


That skank.

Quoting Anonymous:

Huh .'_'.




Quoting atyou:

It originated from your mom.









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