Valentine's Fact of the Day #3  

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1/28/2006 8:10 pm

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Valentine's Fact of the Day #3

Early Christians were happier with the idea of a holiday honoring the saint of romantic causes than with one recognizing a pagan festival. In 496 A.D., Pope Gelasius named February 14 in honor of St. Valentine as the patron saint of lovers. In 1969, Pope Paul VI dropped it from the calendar. However, the blend of Roman festival and Christian martyrdom had caught on, and Valentine's Day was here to stay.

DTduzDallas 50F

1/29/2006 8:24 am

Hey I knew this one!

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