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Valentine’s Day - The History and Giving of a Special Gift
"Valentine’s Day dates back to the Roman period when King Claudius was ruler. This day was celebrated in a festival as honor to the queen if Roman gods. This queen is known as the goddess of the female sex and matrimony.
The following day was celebrated as the Lupercalia Feasts. The night of the festival was only for the youth and the rest of the time they were kept separate. This is the idea of Valentines Day.
A different common theory of the history of Valentine’s Day is the sacrifices that the Christian named Valentine did for love. There was a certain requirement of members of the army and the emperor was unable to make it. Most didn’t want to go and be involved in a war because they had a family. He came up with an idea to stop people from becoming married. He went so far as to ban marriages all together.
Of course many people were against this law, and refused to listen. So a priest by the name of Valentine secretly held weddings. Then became the tradition of Saint Valentine’s Day which is celebrated on the day the brave man died. This tradition is celebrated around the world.
In earlier times Valentine’s Day was a time of giving love notes and expressions. Many people would send anonymous letters and cards to others as secret admirers. In modern times gifts have dominated this celebration. Some may think this is materialistic but in fact many big gifts are given with love and emotion.
Even if you know your love is true you can still find a great way to express it in a Valentine’s Day gift. In fact gift giving on Valentine’s Day is such a big industry that there are endless amounts of gifts that are especially made for this day."
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