Valentine's Day

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Valentines Day


History of Valentine's Day
Pagan festivals, Christian saints, Chaucer's love birds, and the Greeting Card Association of America
Valentine's Day by the Numbers
Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau
Spelling Love with Candy Hearts
Ten new ways to convey those immortal words


Famous Love Stories
Legendary couples from Antony and Cleopatra to Abigail and John Adams
Fictional Love Stories
Love stories in literature, opera, and television
American Film Institute's 100 Greatest Love Stories
From Casablanca to Jerry Maguire
The International Language of Love
How to say "I love you" around the world
Quotations from Classic Love Poems
Shakespeare, Virgil, and Edna St. Vincent Millay
Classic Love Poems on the Web
Words of love are only a click away

Fun Stuff

Valentine Heart Slider
Valentine's Day Hangman Game
Wedding Lore and Traditions
From bridesmaids to tossing the bouquet
Encyclopedia: Saint Valentine
A Roman martyr priest, circa 270
Encyclopedia: Saint Valentine's Day
The Western holiday was originally known as the Roman feast of Lupercalia
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