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St Valentine

Saint Valentine, officially Saint Valentine of Rome, is a widely recognized 3rd-century Roman saint commemorated on February 14 and since the High Middle Ages is associated with a tradition of courtly love. Wikipedia
Born: 226 AD, Terni, Italy
Died: February 14, 269 AD, Rome, Italy
Nationality: Roman
Full name: Valentine of Terni
Feb 08, 2018 09:48 PM
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well it's named after the saint.  And there are wildly differing stories of it origin from the french believing it's the beginning of bird mating season to the pagan version becoming the Christian version in the 5th century.  In the end it's a boost for florist and Hallmark.

Feb 08, 2018 09:48 PM
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Hallmark! 

Feb 09, 2018 03:40 AM
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Bob Crane & Tammy Lankford, have your answer!

Let me be the first to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!

Feb 08, 2018 09:51 PM
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Jordan Ayan
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There is actually a really good article about this here.  It has many roots in history, but the article explains who actually sent the first "valentine."  Great info if you are ever playing Trivia, and the question pops up - read up and amaze your friends and clients with your deep knowledge.

 

Feb 09, 2018 06:15 AM
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Looks like Bob Crane gave you a great answer.

Feb 09, 2018 04:54 AM
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St. Valentine of course. Like most holidays have evolved, it became very secular.

Feb 08, 2018 10:36 PM
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Happy Valentine to you too:) 

Feb 08, 2018 10:28 PM
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Saint Valentine, officially Saint Valentine of Rome, is a widely recognized 3rd-century Roman saint commemorated on February 14 and since the High Middle Ages is associated with a tradition of courtly love.

Feb 09, 2018 06:46 AM
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St. Valentine. Bob Crane answered it well!

Feb 09, 2018 06:37 AM
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St. Valentine must have loved chocolate, jewelry and flowers because that's what we're all encouraged to give on the day.

Feb 09, 2018 06:25 AM
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It is not something that I have anything positive to say about. 

Feb 09, 2018 05:22 AM
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I believe it is a feast celebrating St. Valenetine

Feb 09, 2018 05:20 AM
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Peter Testa
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Since you have the answer to where the name came from, here's some info on a historical event named after Valentine's Day... The Valentines Day Massacre

The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre is the name given to the 1929 murder in Chicago of seven men of the North Side gang during the Prohibition Era. It happened on February 14, and resulted from the struggle between the Irish American gang and the South Side Italian gang led by Al Capone to take control of organized crime in the city. (credit- Wikipedia)

Feb 09, 2018 05:02 AM
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Bob Crane seems to have the scoop on this one

Feb 09, 2018 04:08 AM
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It's a Hallmark holiday that exists soley to boost the greeting card, candy and restaurant industries.  Don't follow "the rules" and it's couch surfing for you.

 

Personally, I prefer to call it "singles awareness day" and like to reference the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.  It's a good day to watch movies about lovers who go to Camp Crystal Lake or a cabin in the woods and stumble across the Necronomicon Ex Mortis

Feb 09, 2018 08:37 AM
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How do you top Bob Crane on this one? You don't!

Feb 09, 2018 08:15 AM
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Now we know !

Feb 09, 2018 07:06 AM
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Praful,

It looks like Bob Crane and Tammy Lankford, have your answer. A

Feb 09, 2018 07:00 AM
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Since it's an event designed around the interactions between men and women I'm sure it's named after the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.  Seems appropriate, dontcha think? Lots of blood.

Very romantic.

Feb 09, 2018 06:55 AM
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@bob crane is our expert.

Feb 09, 2018 06:46 AM
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it looks like Tammy Lankford, and Bob Crane have this one....

Feb 09, 2018 06:40 AM
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Praful Thakkar Bob Crane answered this question nicely.

Feb 09, 2018 06:38 AM
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Bob Crane has nailed this.

Feb 09, 2018 05:59 AM
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A day made up by candy makers, florists and jewelry stores to up their prices for a week. 

Feb 09, 2018 05:04 AM
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I think the National Overpriced Rose Association started it.

Feb 09, 2018 04:52 AM
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Thank you

Feb 09, 2018 04:35 AM
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Looks like Bob got all the details for us.

Feb 12, 2018 07:46 AM
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That one I know, its St. Valentine. I wrote a report about it when I was a little girl!

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SAINT

Feb 09, 2018 08:38 PM
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Too many easy answers to this question.

I know the answer but if I did not...there is Google or some other search engine waiting patiently for me to ask.

Feb 09, 2018 06:18 PM
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Thank You Bob Crane, I did not know that.

 

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Rudolph Valentino

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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
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  Commercialized, like every other holiday. 

  The original meaning (St. Valentine) is buried under a pile of advertisements.

  

Feb 09, 2018 09:48 AM
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Bob has it detailed!

Feb 09, 2018 09:27 AM