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Valentine Week : The History and Importance | RITZ
It is that time of the year again when people celebrate love all around the world. Planning that perfect date, gifting their lover, popping the question at the right time are some of the ways people express their love to their special one. However, there is more to the dedicated day of love than that meets the eyes. Named after a mysterious saint, the tradition of Valentine's Day finds its origins in a Roman festival of fertility known as Lupercalia. Every February 14, people across the world exchange candy, flowers and gifts with their loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. It is considered to the best day to express your love and care for your special one or even express your feelings to the one you love. But do they really know the history behind this day? Here is how it started: According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, there were at least three early Christian saints by that name. One was a priest in Rome, another a bishop in Terni, and the third, St. Valentine which almost