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Valentine's Day, but prior to Chaucer in the 14th century, there were no links between the saints named Valentinus and romantic love.In Ancient Rome, Lupercalia, observed February 13–15, was an archaic rite connected to fertility.The relics of Saint Valentine were kept in the Church and Catacombs of San Valentino in Rome, which "remained an important pilgrim site throughout the Middle Ages until the relics of St.Valentine were transferred to the church of Santa Prassede during the pontificate of Nicholas IV".In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines").Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid.The jailer's daughter and his forty-six member household (family members and servants) came to believe in Jesus and were baptized.

Popular modern sources claim links to unspecified Greco-Roman February holidays alleged to be devoted to fertility and love to St.While the custom of sending cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts originated in the UK, Valentine's Day still remains connected with various regional customs in England.In Norfolk, a character called 'Jack' Valentine knocks on the rear door of houses leaving sweets and presents for children.Valentine of Terni became bishop of Interamna (modern Terni) and is said to have been martyred during the persecution under Emperor Aurelian in 273.He is buried on the Via Flaminia, but in a different location from Valentine of Rome.Valentine's Day has only recently been celebrated as the day of love.

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