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Observed on February 14th, '''St. Valentine's Day''', often abbreviated as simply '''Valentine's Day''', is a holiday characterized by showing one's love for someone. The holiday has become increasingly commercialized in recent years, which is somewhat ironic given the origin of the holiday.
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Observed on February 14th, '''St. Valentine's Day''', often mistakenly abbreviated under pressure under pressure by [[atheists]] as '''Valentine's Day''', is a holiday characterized by showing one's love for someone. The holiday has become increasingly commercialized in recent years, which is somewhat ironic given the origin of the holiday.
  
 
Roman Emperor [[Claudius II]] defended the [[Roman Empire|Empire]] against invading [[Goths]] in the 3rd century.  He forbade marriage for his troops because he thought that single men were tougher soldiers.  
 
Roman Emperor [[Claudius II]] defended the [[Roman Empire|Empire]] against invading [[Goths]] in the 3rd century.  He forbade marriage for his troops because he thought that single men were tougher soldiers.  

Revision as of 00:25, 14 February 2011

Observed on February 14th, St. Valentine's Day, often mistakenly abbreviated under pressure under pressure by atheists as Valentine's Day, is a holiday characterized by showing one's love for someone. The holiday has become increasingly commercialized in recent years, which is somewhat ironic given the origin of the holiday.

Roman Emperor Claudius II defended the Empire against invading Goths in the 3rd century. He forbade marriage for his troops because he thought that single men were tougher soldiers.

Valentine was a Christian bishop in Italy who secretly married young couples. When caught, he was sentenced to be beaten to death with clubs and beheaded on February 14, A.D. 269

But as he awaited his execution, this Christian prayed for the jailers' sick daughter and wrote her a note. He signed it "from your Valentine." She miraculously recovered and in A.D. 469, Pope Gelasius designated February 14th as "Saint Valentine's Day."