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Saint Valentine. History and Traditions. Saint Valentine History. Emperor Claudius II of Rome War Cancelled marriages and engagements Valentine secretly married couples Death penalty. Roman tradition. Eve of Feast if Lupercalia (fertility festival)

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saint valentine

Saint Valentine

History and Traditions

saint valentine history
Saint Valentine History
  • Emperor Claudius II of Rome
  • War
  • Cancelled marriages and engagements
  • Valentine secretly married couples
  • Death penalty
roman tradition
Roman tradition
  • Eve of Feast if Lupercalia (fertility festival)
  • Girls names in jar, men pulled out names
  • Relationships
middle ages
Middle Ages
  • Tradition of pulling names out of bowl – similar to Roman tradition
  • Would wear names on sleeve for a week
  • Saying “wear your heart on your sleeve”
english traditions
English traditions
  • Good morning to you, valentine;Curl your locks as I do mine ---Two before and three behind.Good morning to you, valentine.
  • Old traditional song
welsh wooden lovespoons
Welsh wooden lovespoons
  • “You unlock my heart!”
  • Carved with shapes
  • Hearts, keys, keyholes
english traditions now
English traditions now
  • Giving of cards (either signed or anonymous)
  • Couples to restaurants
  • Giving of flowers and chocolates
american traditions
American traditions
  • Cards traditionally to all friends
  • Not so much of a “romantic” gesture as in England
superstitions
Superstitions
  • Apple stem twists
  • Dandelion seeds
  • Apple seeds