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Misconceptions about Valentine's Day

Ein's post prompted me to make this post. its a little late considering Valentine's Day was 4 days ago but better late than never I say.

Valentine's Day isn't a made up holiday by candy and rose sellers. It originated from Roman times when one of the Emperors believed that single soldiers made better warriors then married ones, so he outlawed marriage. A priest in Rome named Valentine believed in the sacriment of marriage and disobeyed the laws to marry young soldiers. He was eventually caught and killed by the Emperor. So in memory of his sacrifice, he was named a saint by the Catholic church.

That's the summarized version of the tale. For a more detailed version I recommend these sites. Site 1 and Site 2.

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