An introduction to the history of valentines day

Valentine's Day is now a day for sweethearts.

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The speculative derivation of sentimental customs from the distant past began with 18th-century antiquariesnotably Alban Butlerthe author of Butler's Lives of Saints, and have been perpetuated even by respectable modern scholars.

This order says that according to legend, "Julia herself planted a pink-blossomed almond tree near his grave.

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To insure large numbers of soldiers for his armies, Claudius outlawed marriage for those young men. A remarkably elaborate hand-cut card made from white and pink paper, Harrison's Confessions : "I burst in with my explanations: 'The valentine I know nothing about.

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Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more fertile in the coming year.

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The History of Valentine's Day