The Origins of Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day:
-celebrated in many countries
February 14
-friends, lovers exchange gifts
-candy, flowers, love notes, greeting cards
-friendship and love
Today's tradition:
-two basic roots
-Roman festival of Lupercalia
-Christian doctor named Valentine

People in many different countries celebrate Valentine's Day. Each year on February 14, friends and lovers exchange candy, flowers, love notes and greeting cards. These gifts are used as special messages of friendship and love. This tradition, as we know it today, has grown from two basic roots: the Roman festival of Lupercalia and the sad story of a Christian doctor named Valentine. Next