Opinion

The little-known origins of Valentine’s Day

Why is February 14 celebrated as the day of love? The answer is not that buying cards needed a boost. And there’s actually more to the origin of Valentine’s Day than just candy, red roses and another reason to invite one’s favorite companion to dinner outside the home. 

Though my younger years were spent in college classrooms where the subject was world history, I do not recall a mention of St . . .

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