Why is Valentines Day celebrated in February?

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Why is Valentines Day celebrated in February?

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Valentine’s Day is celebrated in honor of St. Valentine.

In February Claudius II banned all marriages and engagements because soldiers were getting married and not going into battle.

Saint Valentine assisted the martyrs by offering secret marriages. He was persecuted for his beliefs in February. His death became associated with Lupercalia, the pagan festival of love, associated with when the birds were said to mate in February.

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the romans used to have a yearly celerbration where the roman army chose a woman to spend the next twelve months with and then twelve months later they would do it again, this happend on the 15th february, but the amount of soldiers that got married and did not want to go to battle was getting to be too many, so the emperor told the church they was not allowed to let any soldiers to get married, one church refused so the emperor had the preists arrested and thrown in jail. one of them was in love with the jailers daughter and he wrote her a letter which the jailer found out about, so he had him clubbed to death, this happend on the 14th feb and the priests name was valentine. at the bottom of the letter he signed it, from your valentine. so thats why we celibrate it.

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