The Making Of Valentine's Day

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Valentine’s Day, also known as St Valentine’s Day, is recognized in most Christian lead countries around the world. The word valentine comes from ancient roman days. ‘Valens’, in Latin, means worthy. The Latin meaning of valentine is; Valentinus and represents several martyred saints of the time. There are many different legends and versions of the origin of Valentine’s Day. The most stated legend is that during 3rd Century Rome, Emperor Claudius II made it illegal for young men to marry. He felt young, single men were better soldiers. Valentine, a man of the cloth, thought that it was a great injustice and would secretly marry young couples. When he was discovered, he was condemned to death and therefore became known as a martyr (one that will choose death over renouncing religious pri...

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