Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

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A Valentine greeting from me to you. Happy Valentine's Day to my family and friends and to the faithful followers of my blog. A little history of Valentine's Day to follow. Have a great Day and remember all those you love.

Saint Valentine's Day is an annual holiday held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The holiday is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The holiday first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

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