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What is Valentine's day? Why do we celebrate it?

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What is Valentine's

day?Why do we

celebrate it?

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Valentine's Day is celebrated every year on the 14th February.

How do we celebrate it?

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Valentine is the name of a

person who lived long long ago. We don’t know exactly what he looked like but this is what he

might have looked like.

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This is the story of Valentine and how he became so

special that he has a day named after him. Valentine lived over 1000 years ago.

We don’t know if this story is true but some people think it


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Long long ago there was an Emperor called Claudius. He lived in Rome in a big palace.

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Claudius wanted lots of men to join his army and go and fight in

different countries.

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Most men did not want to fight wars because it meant leaving

their wives and families.

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This made Claudius very angry so he

decided to make a new rule that people

could not get married. He thought if men did not have wives and children

then they would want to join his army.

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Valentine was a priest. One of his jobs was to marry people. Even though Claudius had banned people

from getting married, Valentine would

marry people secretly – sometimes at night, whispering

so no one would hear them.

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Valentine was caught and sent to prison.

Claudius said Valentine must be killed because he broke the law.

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When people heard what had happened to Valentine they felt

very sad. Some people threw flowers and notes up to his

prison window.

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One of the prison guards had a

daughter. He let her visit Valentine. They talked for hours and became very good


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On the day that Valentine died. He sent a message to his friend

thanking her for her friendship.

He signed it ...

from your Valentine.

It was the 14th February.

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Now every year on 14th February people send

Valentine cards to people they love and care for. Sometimes they want it to be a

secret so they sign it,

From your Valentine

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