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The beginnings of Valentine"s Day are murky. We do know that the old Romans commemorated the feast of Lupercalia, a feather festival, top top the 15th the February. V the advent of Christianity, the holiday moved to the 14th that February--the saint work that celebrated several early on Christian martyrs called Valentine.
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But somewhere along the way, Valentine"s Day pertained to represent romance. You can watch a romantic movie best here, "The Kiss," developed by cutting board Edison ago in 1900.