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History of Valentines Day By: Ashley Hallas Period 3. The Legend Of St. Valentine. Legend states that St. Valentine had been persecuted for being a Christian by Roman Emperor Claudius II. Claudius attempted to persuade Valentine to convert to Roman Paganism, but failed.

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History of Valentines Day

By: Ashley Hallas

Period 3

the legend of st valentine
The Legend Of St. Valentine
  • Legend states that St. Valentine had been persecuted for being a Christian by Roman Emperor Claudius II. Claudius attempted to persuade Valentine to convert to Roman Paganism, but failed.
  • After Claudius’ attempts to convert Valentine had failed he was executed, but he didn’t leave this world without leaving his mark.
legend cont
Legend Cont.

It is said that before Valentine’s execution had taken place, that he had fallen in love with the daughter of his jailer. He would write letters back & forth with the jailers daughter & in his very last letter signed it from your valentine, which became known as the very first “Valentine”. Starting the tradition of Valentine’s Day.

cultures from around the world
Brazil

In Brazil Valentines Day

is celebrated on June

12 but is recognized as

boyfriend/girlfriend day.

This day was most likely

chosen because it is the

day before St.

Anthony’s birthday which is

known as the marriage

saint. Many believe that

they will find a spouse.

Colombia

In Colombia this day is

recognized as

Love/Friendship Day. It is

celebrated on the 3rd Friday

& Saturday in September.

Anonymous participants

exchange gifts, “Secret

Friend”. Quite similar to the

traditional “Secret Santa”.

Cultures From Around The World
cultures from around the world cont
South Korea

It is recognized as

Pepero Day. It is

Celebrated on Nov. 11,

but there is also a

separate “Valentine’s

Day” for those who are

single, called Black Day

it is celebrated on April 14.

Denmark & Norway

Known as Valentinsdag. Not

greatly celebrated to the

extent of the U.S. Couples

usually just go out to

dinner, or send their partner

small gifts.

Cultures From Around The World Cont.
in the u s
In the U.S.
  • In the U.S. Valentine’s

Day is celebrated on

Feb. 14. It has become

one of the most popular

days for loved ones to

exchange gifts such as

candy, flowers, & love

notes “Valentines”.

modern valentine s day symbols
Modern Valentine’s Day Symbols
  • Cupid

If shot by cupid you

fall in love.

  • Outline of Heart

Symbol of love &

passion.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentines_day
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