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History of Valentines Day

Saints, Beheadings And Chaucer: The History of Valentine's Day

Meggen and Peter Taylor | Posted 02.10.2017 | Weird News
Meggen and Peter Taylor

In wrapping up my exploration of the history behind Valentine's Day the day itself has a past that is not quite like the way we celebrate in modern times and thank goodness. Heck, my male friend whose comments about what his significant other should be doing to and for him were not so far off the mark in terms of the history.

The Bloody History Of Valentine's Day

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.12.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Valentine's Day is all about love and lust, but the genesis of the holiday isn't so flowery. HuffPost Live reveals the bloody history of Cupid's holid...

What Valentine's Day Is All About

Posted 02.14.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: Valentine's Day History Story to read: Valentines In The...

The Bloody History Of Valentine's Day

Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion

The real history of Valentine's Day is not comprised of roses, chocolates and pretty cards. Instead, crime, imprisonment and execution are at the gene...

The Curious Christian Origins Of Valentine's Day

Greg Tobin | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Greg Tobin

It is ironic that one of the more popular holidays in America is named for a saint about whom very little is known -- who, in fact, is of questionable historical provenance.

Valentine's Day: The Commercially Manufactured Holiday

Susan Saper Galamba | Posted 04.10.2013 | Women
Susan Saper Galamba

They say the oldest valentine was a poem written by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife when he was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415. This wasn't a valentine that was purchased; it was a hand-written poem. It wasn't an obligatory sentiment, but a heartfelt expression of love.

WATCH: Kristen Stewart Explains Valentine's Day

Posted 02.14.2012 | Comedy

Our favorite hipster ingenue is back to explain another holiday for us, and we couldn't be more pleased. Everyone knows that K-Stew is wise beyond...

The Ancient Origins Of Valentine's Day

Barbara Biziou | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

When we think of Valentine's Day we tend to think of chocolate, love, and presents, yet most of us don't know that Valentine's Day has its roots in an ancient Roman fertility festival called Lupercalia.

The History Of Valentine's Day

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Valentine's day isn't all about roses, candy, and expensive dinners. It has a historical background too. Contrary to what some may believe, Valentin...

The History of Valentine's Day And Chocolate

Gourmet Live | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Every February 14th love-struck men and women spend more than 1 billion dollars on chocolate products. Blame Cupid for the love-struck part, but why c...

The History of Valentine's Day, Retold

Maggie Lamond Simone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Maggie Lamond Simone

In a burst of classic male logic, he outlawed marriage, because obviously if a man couldn't have a wife, the next best thing would be to kill people.

Valentine's Day History: Legends, Traditions And Facts About Holiday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

While the history of Valentine's Day is sometimes debated, it clearly links back to a Catholic saint named St. Valentine. The problem is there are ac...