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1 History of Valentines Day By: Ashley Hallas Period 3

2 The Legend Of St. Valentine Legend states that St. Valentine had been persecuted for being a Christian by Roman Emperor Claudius II. Claudius attempted to persuade Valentine to convert to Roman Paganism, but failed. Legend states that St. Valentine had been persecuted for being a Christian by Roman Emperor Claudius II. Claudius attempted to persuade Valentine to convert to Roman Paganism, but failed. After Claudius attempts to convert Valentine had failed he was executed, but he didnt leave this world without leaving his mark. After Claudius attempts to convert Valentine had failed he was executed, but he didnt leave this world without leaving his mark.

3 Legend Cont. It is said that before Valentines execution had taken place, that he had fallen in love with the daughter of his jailer. He would write letters back & forth with the jailers daughter & in his very last letter signed it from your valentine, which became known as the very first Valentine. Starting the tradition of Valentines Day. It is said that before Valentines execution had taken place, that he had fallen in love with the daughter of his jailer. He would write letters back & forth with the jailers daughter & in his very last letter signed it from your valentine, which became known as the very first Valentine. Starting the tradition of Valentines Day.

4 Cultures From Around The World Brazil Brazil In Brazil Valentines Day is celebrated on June 12 but is recognized as boyfriend/girlfriend day. This day was most likely chosen because it is the day before St. Anthonys birthday which is known as the marriage saint. Many believe that they will find a spouse. Colombia Colombia In Colombia this day is recognized as Love/Friendship Day. It is celebrated on the 3 rd Friday & Saturday in September. Anonymous participants exchange gifts, Secret Friend. Quite similar to the traditional Secret Santa.

5 Cultures From Around The World Cont. South Korea South Korea It is recognized as Pepero Day. It is Celebrated on Nov. 11, but there is also a separate Valentines Day for those who are single, called Black Day it is celebrated on April 14. Denmark & Norway Denmark & Norway Known as Valentinsdag. Not greatly celebrated to the extent of the U.S. Couples usually just go out to dinner, or send their partner small gifts.

6 In the U.S. In the U.S. Valentines In the U.S. Valentines Day is celebrated on Feb. 14. It has become one of the most popular days for loved ones to exchange gifts such as candy, flowers, & love notes Valentines.

7 Modern Valentines Day Symbols Cupid Cupid If shot by cupid you fall in love. Outline of Heart Outline of Heart Symbol of love & passion.

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