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Happy Valentine's Day To All Athletic Network Viewers

 
Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and, through later folk traditions, has become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions of the world.Wikipedia
Also called:Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine
Observed by:People in many countries, Anglican Communion (see calendar), Lutheran Church (see calendar), Traditionalist Catholicism (see calendar)
Type:Christian, romantic, cultural, commercial observance

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Alternative Titles: Saint Valentine’s Day, St. Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, also called St. Valentine’s Dayholiday (February 14) when lovers express their affection with greetings and gifts. Given their similarities, it has been suggested that the holiday has origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held in mid-February. The festival, which celebrated the coming of spring, included fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by lottery. At the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius I forbid the celebration of Lupercalia and is sometimes attributed with replacing it with St. Valentine’s Day, but the true origin of the holiday is vague at best. Valentine’s Day did not come to be celebrated as a day of romance until about the 14th century. Valentine's Day is celebrated on Sunday, February 14, 2021.