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This article is in honor of: Christian holidays, February observances,
 Days celebrating love, Saints days, Hallmark Holidays & Romantic Holidays!

St. Valentine's Day began
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 "from your Valentine" as a farewell to her.

  • Today, Saint Valentine's Day is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion, as well as in the Lutheran Church. 
  • 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).

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"). 

  • 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.
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Saint Valentine
English eighteenth-century antiquarians Alban Butler and Francis Douce, noting the obscurity of Saint Valentine's identity, suggested that Valentine's Day was created as an attempt to supersede the pagan holiday of Lupercalia (mid-February in Rome). This idea has lately been contested by Professor Jack Oruch of the University of Kansas. Many of the current legends that characterise Saint Valentine were invented in the fourteenth century in England, notably by Geoffrey Chaucer and his circle, when the feast day of February 14 first became associated with romantic love.

Historian Jack Oruch has made the case that the traditions associated with "Valentine's Day", documented in Geoffrey Chaucer's Parliament of Foules and set in the fictional context of an old tradition, had no such tradition before Chaucer. He argues that the speculative explanation of sentimental customs, posing as historical fact, had their origins among 18th-century antiquaries, notably Alban Butler, the author of Butler's Lives of Saints, and have been perpetuated even by respectable modern scholars. In the French 14th-century manuscript illumination from a Vies des Saints (illustration above), Saint Valentine, bishop of Terni, oversees the construction of his basilica at Terni; there is no suggestion here that the bishop was a patron of lovers.
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  • If your looking for some heart shaped foods or foods that's colored red then we have a list for you. Visit our blog to see all our Valentine recipes.
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Romantic Meals
We Celebrate Love!
Saint Valentine's Day, commonly known as Valentine's Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is observed on February 14 each year. Today Valentine's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, mostly in the West, although it remains a working day in all of them.
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  • Also called:  Valentine's Day, Feast of Saint Valentine
  • Observed by: People in many countries;
  • Anglican Communion (see calendar), Eastern Orthodox Church (see calendar), Lutheran Church (see calendar)
  • Type:  Cultural, Christian, commercial
  • Significance:  Feast day of Saint Valentine; the celebration of Love and affection
  • Date:  February 14 (fixed by the Western Christian Churches); 
  • July 6 (fixed by the Eastern Christian Churches)
  • Observances: Sending greeting cards and gifts, dating, church services
Romance Awareness Month is celebrated the month of August

Creative Romance Month is in February