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  • 1. What is Valentine's day? Why do we celebrate it?
  • 2. Valentine's Day is celebrated every year on the 14 th February. How do we celebrate it?
  • 3. Valentine is the name of a person who lived long long ago. We don’t know exactly what he looked like but this is what he might have looked like.
  • 4. This is the story of Valentine and how he became so special that he has a day named after him. Valentine lived over 1000 years ago. We don’t know if this story is true but some people think it is.
  • 5. Long long ago there was an Emperor called Claudius. He lived in Rome in a big palace.
  • 6. Claudius wanted lots of men to join his army and go and fight in different countries.
  • 7. Most men did not want to fight wars because it meant leaving their wives and families.
  • 8. This made Claudius very angry so he decided to make a new rule that people could not get married. He thought if men did not have wives and children then they would want to join his army.
  • 9. Valentine was a priest. One of his jobs was to marry people. Even though Claudius had banned people from getting married, Valentine would marry people secretly – sometimes at night, whispering so no one would hear them.
  • 10. Valentine was caught and sent to prison. Claudius said Valentine must be killed because he broke the law.
  • 11. When people heard what had happened to Valentine they felt very sad. Some people threw flowers and notes up to his prison window.
  • 12. One of the prison guards had a daughter. He let her visit Valentine. They talked for hours and became very good friends.
  • 13. On the day that Valentine died. He sent a message to his friend thanking her for her friendship. He signed it ... from your Valentine. It was the 14 th February.
  • 14. Now every year on 14 th February people send Valentine cards to people they love and care for. Sometimes they want it to be a secret so they sign it, From your Valentine
  • 15. Valentine’s Happy Day To you all Eve batten 11.2.08