First valentine day

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It's the day when people show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love. The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was. Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers.

Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in First valentine day. When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death. There, he fell in love with the jailer's daughter and when he was taken to be killed First valentine day 14 February he sent her a love letter ed "from your Valentine". If you cannot see the interactive activity on this. Having a particular Valentine's Day is a very old tradition, thought to have originated from a Roman festival.

The Romans had a festival called Lupercalia in the middle of February - officially the start of their springtime. It's thought that as part of the celebrations, boys drew names of girls from a box. They'd be boyfriend and girlfriend during the festival and sometimes they'd get married. Later on, the church wanted to turn this festival into a Christian celebration and decided to use it to remember St Valentine too.

Gradually, St Valentine's name started to be used by people to express their feelings to those they loved. It's World Emoji Day - and there's new emoji incoming! It's going to be a super sunny weekend! Hippos, walruses and whales should be protected from ivory trade. Home Menu. What is Valentine's Day and how did it start? Getty Images. This is the oldest known Valentine's Day message in English. It was written in Oops you can't see this activity! These penguins in California have been known to get into the spirit of Valentine's Day.

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First valentine day

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