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|Valentine's Day |[pic][pic]| |  | | |Valentine's Day (Saint Valentine's Day) is an occasion celebrated on February 14. It is the traditional day on which people | | |express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. | | |Who is St. Valentine? | | |There were many Christians names Valentine. According to the Catholic Encyclopaedia, at least three Saint Valentines are | | |mentioned who are associated with 14 February. One is described as a priest at Rome, another as a Bishop of Interamna (now | | |Terni in Italy) and the other lived and died in Africa. | | |The Valentine that most experts believe is the actual one remembered on St. Valentine's Day was a Roman who was martyred for | | |refusing to give up Christianity. | | |What happens on Valentines day in Britain? | | |Each year in Britain, we spend around £503m on cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts for Valentine's Day. Traditionally | | |these were sent anonymously, but nowadays we often make it clear who is sending each 'Valentine'. | | |Valentine's Day Superstitions & Traditions | | |Traditionally,...

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