You are watching: History of valentine’s day in america

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Smooch! Smack! watch Edison"s "The Kiss"
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Valentine"s DayFebruary 14Love, Cupid, hearts, chocolates, cards and flowers space everywhere--it"s Valentine"s Day! ~ above February 14, americans celebrate love and friendship. Yet where did this vacation of affection come from?

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.

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