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Valentine’s Day had dramatic origins in Rome

0 Comments 23 February 2013

By Fatima Bouhamdan
Unis Middle School

Unis Middle School celebrated Valentine’s Day by having a dance, which is quite traditional at schools. Butt here is more to Valentine’s Day than just roses and chocolate.

It has a history of how it became known as Valentine’s Day. According to legend it is said that Valentine sent the first “valentine” greeting card from prison. In the old times in Rome, marriage of young men was banned. Claudius The Second banned marriage because he thought that marriage made his men weak, so to make sure he had quality soldiers, he forbid marriage.

Valentine held secret marriage ceremonies for people who wanted to get married but couldn’t. When the emperor found out he put him in prison. When he was in prison he fell in love with a girl who might have been his jailer’s daughter. She visited him during his confinement.

Before he was killed he wrote her a letter to her and signed it “From Your Valentine.” That phrase is still in use till this day.

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