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Happy Valentine's Day

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Love is in hte air on this Valentine's Day celebrated around the world. According to historians, it started as a Christian liturgical celebration of one of the saints named Valentinus.

 Historians credit  Pope Gelasius for declaring Feb.14 as Saint Valentine's Day around the year 496 to separate the church from the Roman celebration of Lupercalia.

While its not a holiday, it is celebrated around  the world by millions of people. So on this day, expect to receive or purchase flowers or Valentine's Day cards. Or maybe you will be among the many arranging a beautiful outing for that significant other person in your life  to make this a special happy Valentine's Day .

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