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Every February we celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving flowers, sweets and cards to those we love. We do this in honour of Saint Valentine. You may be wondering, “Who is St. Valentine”? Time to brush up on your Valentine’s history!

Valentine was a priest who lived in third century Rome. There was an Emperor at that time by the name of Claudius II. He decided that single men made better soldiers than those who were married. He  outlawed marriage for young men in hopes of building a stronger army. Valentine chose to marry young couples secretly. When Emperor Claudius II found out about Valentine’s actions he had him put to death.

In 1836, the remains of Valentine were brought to Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin.

Happy St Valentine’s Day from all in 5th and 6th Class!

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