Why Do We Celebrate Valentine's Day?

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courtney strickland Profile
Cause it is a time for romance and love fills the air I like valentines day cause it is a time for people to get together that havent seen each other in a long time and when people find love and hopes that it last forever thats why I like valentines day:))))))  HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
To celebrate your loved ones :)
Victor Oliveros Profile
Victor Oliveros answered
By showing love to your love ones
mala alam Profile
mala alam answered
It's just a tradition.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The reason why people celebrate Valentine's Day is because everyone want free chocolate and gifts.
snigdha chandra Profile
snigdha chandra answered
That's a good question... We celebrate valentine's day because its a day when we can express our feelings to our love one and can know her or him in a better way.
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Anonymous answered
St. Valentines Day is celebrated by Lovers all over the world, it commemorates the day that St. Valentine died. It is said that it was initiated by the Catholic Church to prevent people celebrating the pagan Roman festival for spring
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angier caldwell answered
We celebrate valentines day to express our feelings toward others and some people celebrate it to just see how many people like them and for the delicious chocolates.
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Anonymous answered
Thats easy....for you to show others how much you love them and how much you appreciate them too!!
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Holly Short answered
We celebrate Valentines day because its a reason to love and spread it! If we didnt have Valentines day shops wouldnt make money on cards and fluffy toys.
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Anonymous answered
Some guy named valentine did something famous that made ppl fall in love and they celebrated.
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Anonymous answered
We can celebrate valentine by showing love to the less privileged and to every one around us
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Alexis poppoa answered
We celebrate Valentine's Day to show everyone we love how much we love them. And it because it would just be mean not to!
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Anonymous answered
Valentine's day was a day of massacure, shedding a lot of blood which is red in color.
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Selena Peirce answered
We celebrate Valentines day because of saint Valentine he was a Priest in ome in the had time and he thought people how to over come that and express their love when he died he was made a saint and that is why we celebrate Saint Valentines Day.
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suman kumar answered
I donot really know because, to express love to your sweet heart, you should not wait till Feb 14, you can express it anyday loll.
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We celebrate Valentine's Day because until 1969, it was one of the many Saint's Days observed by the Catholic Church. It was dedicated to the patron saint of romantic causes, St. Valentine.

Although it was removed from the Church's calendar in 1969, the religious meaning coupled with Valentine's Day's roots in Roman paganism have allowed it to continue as a holiday for everyone.
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rye war commented
This was my answer but it logged me out so yaaa.
Holly Short
Holly Short commented
Im sorry but that makes a happy day thats full of love sound like some dodgey History test!!!
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I'm not entirely sure why we celebrate this odd day, but all I do know is that Saint Valentine was a fat man who died of cardiac arrest or plain old heart failure. There maybe some connection to the Pagan celebration of Lupercalia on the 13 to 15 of February. All it was is the celebration of life, really. Men of high standing would run the streets naked with a stick and they would whip (not hard) women and children. It was a blessing for the women who weren't pregnant to become so and the women who were expecting to have less painful child birth. The children were blessed because they had made it into life. Pretty cool, huh?
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To show the ones you love how special they are to you! It's not everyday that a person takes the time to really express just how much they truly Love someone!
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 We celebrate Valentine's Day, because until 1969, it was one of the many Saint's Days observed by the Catholic Church. It was dedicated to the patron saint ...
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Vishva Kumara answered
Valentine's day is the day when St Valentine was executed for taking the side of lovers against the Spanish (or Italian I'm not sure) monarchy.
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Anonymous answered
Well I don't know an answer but I think its because people thought it was just nice to celebrate valentines day
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Because the famous Italian love and romantic poet named Valentino died on the 14th of February.
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Mike McCarthy answered
Valentine's day brings one closer to one another.   My dad used to bring my mom roses quite often.
samantha coonrad Profile
To show who you love that you love them! If you are alone of valentine's day, you will probably find a better person than all your friends who are showing off their dates.
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Kaylie McDaniel answered
Valentines day was dedicated to the patron saint of romantic causes, St. Valentine. We celebrate it because it is a day put aside every year to celebrate the people we love and care about. Even though we should be doing this every day. Valentines day is a reminded to let people know we care about them in case sometimes we do something wrong or forget how to show someone how much they mean to us. Some say that it's cliche and totally overrated and for some that's true but make sure you let people you love and care about know that because sometimes it's hard.

 
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Today there is shortage of feeling of love in our hearts.ofcourse this day is not a celebration day of muslims but if b.coz of this day we show love to others then there is no bad effect of this day.
But we should consider that we can wish only our lover.
We can wish to all those persons which are important in our life like family
friends. This is my opinion
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Amadine Time answered
For one thing we do not know if we always celebrated February as the month of romance.
 
St. Valentine was a priest who found out that this Emperor was preventing young men to marry. Because they will be better fighters single..
So Valentine went against the Emperor and married young lovers anyway.
When the Eperor found out he sentanced Valentine to death.
So as Valentine was in his cell the young couples he wed came to his cell and passed him flowers and card.
On February 14th, Valentine was killed but he wrote a not to his love and ended it saying to my  valentine..
So a tradition was born.
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Karly McBride answered
We celebrate Valentines Day to show people you love them and to spend time with you family and get time away from your friends for once! Haha!
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Alyssa Jordan answered
We celebrate Valentines Day to express our love and our appreciation to our friends family and soon to be much MORE than just friends!
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By spending some good time with your friend or partner and letting him/her know how much you
love and appreciate them. Also, try calling your parents and make them know you love them so much.
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To celebrate your feelings of another person, to let the other person know secretly that you love them, valentines cards usually end with 'your secret admirer' so that you don't embarrass yourself in front of anyone =)
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Well we should not celebrate love is to fragile and to over rated it sucks and it is stupid
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I think we celebrate Valentines day to celebrate the love and harmony between us and our love ones. Happy V-Day.
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Because we show how much we care about eachother with chocolates and gifts like hearts.
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To spoil their love one's in any way n show how special they are in this world bongza matlakaneng
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We celebrate Valentine's Day, because until 1969, it was one of the many Saint's Days observed by the Catholic Church. It was dedicated to the patron saint of romantic causes, St. Valentine.
Although it was removed from the Church's calendar in 1969, the religious meaning coupled with Valentine's Day's roots in Roman paganism have allowed it to continue as a holiday for everyone.

Early Christians saw Valentine's Day as a way to honor St. Valentine, of whom there were actually three. The Catholic Church recognizes three saints by that name, all who were martyred on February 14.

The St. Valentine the day is named for was, most likely, a priest in the 3rd century who performed secret marriages when the Roman Emperor Claudius II thought single soldiers were more likely to enlist in the army. That St. Valentine was imprisoned and executed on February 4, 270. It is believed he was responsible for giving the jailer's blind daughter back her eyesight, and before his execution, he sent herss a note saying, "From your Valentine." The phrase is still widely used on valentines today.

It wasn't until 1537 that St. Valentine's day was declared an official holiday. England's King Henry VIII, known for his ways of disposing of wives, declared February 14th a holiday. It was another century and a half before religious devotional cards became non-religious cards to reflect the change in the holiday.

In 496 A.D., February 14, was declared in the name of St. Valentine by Pope Gelasius. It remained a Church holiday until 1969, when Pope Paul VI took it from the calender.

On February 14, the ancient Romans celebrated the Feast of Lupercalia in honor of Juno, the queen of the Roman gods and goddesses. Juno was also the goddess of womesn and marriage so honoring her was thought to be a fertility rite.

At the feast held the next day, the women would write love letters and stick them in a large urn. The men would pick a letter from the urn and for the next year, pursue the woman who wrote the chosen letter. This custom lasted until the 1700s when people decided their beloveds should be chosen by sight, not luck.
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