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    "The ancient Romans may also be responsible for the name of our modern day of love. Emperor Claudius II executed two men — both named Valentine — on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentine's Day."

    From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain.

    http://www.npr.org/2011/02/14/133693...valentines-day

    If that's not romantic then I don't know what is!
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    (Original post by Hōseki)
    "The ancient Romans may also be responsible for the name of our modern day of love. Emperor Claudius II executed two men — both named Valentine — on Feb. 14 of different years in the 3rd century A.D. Their martyrdom was honored by the Catholic Church with the celebration of St. Valentine's Day."

    From Feb. 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia. The men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain.

    http://www.npr.org/2011/02/14/133693...valentines-day

    If that's not romantic then I don't know what is!
    Goodness me.
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    (Original post by Paracosm)
    We're bitter and proud. I'm incredibly bitter.

    Good points, but this doesn't stop my intense dislike of it, tbh.
    Are you as bitter as the 80% dark luxurious chocolate im getting you as a V gift :sexface:
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    (Original post by Michael_Fishy)
    I will be as bitter as I want to be! Bah Humbug or whatever the equivalent is for valentines day.
    :P it's not that bad. It's nice to have a day where people in love (and people who pretend to be in love so as not to feel alone) openly celebrate their ... love (awful prose).
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    (Original post by hezzlington)
    Are you as bitter as the 80% dark luxurious chocolate im getting you as a V gift :sexface:
    Absolutely. Probably even more bitter than that.
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    Its an excuse to buy copious amounts of food without being judged....i ain't complaining
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    (Original post by retro_turtles)
    Its an excuse to buy copious amounts of food without being judged....i ain't complaining
    *adds more food to shopping list*
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    All I want for Tuesday is for the Bees to get 3 points.
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    I don't hate it but even within a relationship I don't take part. This year we're going out next weekend because

    1) the cost is less

    2)We're both busy in the week either working or with uni.

    People around this day annoy me. It's very clearly just so shops can make money. There is nothing overly romantic about it that can't be done on any day of the year.
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    (Original post by rhythmical)
    valentine's day is just a chance for stores to make money from this commercialised day of gift giving. The emphasis is that you give your loved one an endless shower of love on this special day but if you do love them, you'd do this every day and never forget to tell them what you think about them. It's a simple money making tactic.
    omg so true!!!
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      Saint Valentine (Italian: San Valentino, Latin: Valentinius), officially Saint Valentine of Terni, is a widely recognized third-century Roman saint commemorated on February 14 and since the High Middle Ages is associated with a tradition of courtly love. All that is reliably known of the saint commemorated on February 14 is his name and that he was martyred and buried at a cemetery on the Via Flaminia close to the Ponte Milvio to the north of Rome on that day. It is uncertain whether St. Valentine is to be identified as one saint or the conflation of two saints of the same name. Several different martyrologies have been added to later hagiographies that are unreliable. Because so little is reliably known of him, in 1969 the Catholic Church removed his name from the General Roman Calendar, leaving his liturgical celebration to local calendars. The Roman Catholic Church continues to recognize him as a saint, listing him as such in the February 14 entry in the Roman Martyrology, and authorizing liturgical veneration of him on February 14 in any place where that day is not devoted to some other obligatory celebration in accordance with the rule that on such a day the Mass may be that of any saint listed in the Martyrology for that day. Use of the pre-1970 liturgical calendar is also authorized under the conditions indicated in the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of 2007. Saint Valentine's Church in Rome, built in 1960 for the needs of the Olympic Village, continues as a modern, well-visited parish church. Saint Valentine is commemorated in the Anglican Communion, as well as in Lutheranism. By some of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Saint Valentine the Presbyter of Rome is celebrated on July 6 and Hieromartyr Valentine (Bishop of Interamna, Terni in Italy) is celebrated on July 30. Notwithstanding, because of the relative obscurity of these two saints in the East and since there is no commemoration of St. Valentine in the Greek Orthodox Church, members of the Greek Orthodox Church named Valentinos (male) or Valentina (female) may observe their name day on the Western ecclesiastical calendar date of February 14.



      A common hagiography describes Saint Valentine as a priest of Rome or as the former Bishop of Terni, Narnia and Amelia, a town of Umbria, in central Italy. While under house arrest of Judge Asterius, and discussing his faith with him, Valentinus (the Latin version of his name) was discussing the validity of Jesus. The judge put Valentinus to the test and brought to him the judge's adopted blind daughter. If Valentinus succeeded in restoring the girl's sight, Asterius would do whatever he asked. Valentinus laid his hands on her eyes and the child's vision was restored. Immediately humbled, the judge asked Valentinus what he should do. Valentinus replied that all of the idols around the judge's house should be broken, and that the judge should fast for three days and then undergo baptism. The judge obeyed and, as a result, freed all the Christian inmates under his authority. The judge, his family, and his forty-four member household (family members and servants) were baptized. Valentinus was later arrested again for continuing to proselytize and was sent to the prefect of Rome, to the emperor Claudius Gothicus (Claudius II) himself. Claudius took a liking to him until Valentinus tried to convince Claudius to embrace Christianity, whereupon Claudius refused and condemned Valentinus to death, commanding that Valentinus either renounce his faith or he would be beaten with clubs, and beheaded. Valentinus refused and Claudius' command was executed outside the Flaminian Gate February 14, 269
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      Uch Valentine's day annoys me it's just a reason for shops to make their chocolate more expensive :eyeball:
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      Valentines Day just brings back painful memories :cry2:

      I don't get why people have to make such a big thing about it tbh :dontknow:
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      I don't need a day to tell my Husband that I love him.
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      (Original post by retro_turtles)
      Its an excuse to buy copious amounts of food without being judged....i ain't complaining
      People judge you for buying food??:console:
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      Here it is, folks...

      The countdown to Valentine's Day...

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      I like Valentines in the sense that I can be bitter about it with my friends while sending them horrible cards with puns on them, but it's really stupid. Just a scam, I tell you! It's all about money and showing the world how much you love someone by buying them cheap flowers and a card because a supermarket tells you to
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      (Original post by Paracosm)
      Here it is, folks...

      The countdown to Valentine's Day...

      Nobody was impressed with my countdown :sad:
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      (Original post by Paracosm)
      Here it is, folks...

      The countdown to Valentine's Day...

      WHHAATT wait how did you do that?
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      (Original post by titfortat)
      WHHAATT wait how did you do that?
      Magic
     
     
     
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