St Valentine By morgan kolb and claire tate

Patron saint of love, young people, and happy marriages. His feast day is February 14th.

The Roman church removed him on the general Roman calendar because so little is known about him but he is still recognized as a saint.

Some believe we celebrate st. Valentine on febuary 14th (the middle of febuary) to Christianize the pagan celebration of Lupercalia.

During Lupercalia, boys would draw names of girls from a box and they would be partners during the festival, the partnership often led to marriage.

St. Valentine was a priest and was beheaded for helping Christian couples wed. At the time the emperor banned marriage because he thought single men made better soldiers.

St. Valentine is said to be executed on February 14th 273 AD in Rome, Italy.

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