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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Why Do We Celebrate Valentine's Day?

So, who was Saint Valentine and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men — his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death...on February 14th.


I hope you had a very happy Valintine's day with your Sweetheart. I did.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

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