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- How Do I Love Thee? – history and legends of Valentine’s Day
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How Do I Love Thee?
History and legends of Valentine’s Day
Despite the fact that Saint Valentine was executed for uniting forbidden lovers – and possibly himself fell in the love with the daughter of his jailor (kicking off the whole notion of someone being your “valentine”) – the romantic connotation of Valentine’s Day didn’t emerge until the Middle Ages. By the 18th century in England, February 14 had become a day when people expressed their love for one another by exchanging gifts.