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  • 1. What isValentines day? Why do we celebrate it?
  • 2. Valentines Day is celebrated every year on the 14th February. How do we celebrate it?
  • 3. Valentine is the name of a personwho lived long long ago. We don’tknow exactly whathe looked like but this is what hemight have looked like.
  • 4. This is the story of Valentineand how he became so specialthat he has a day named afterhim. 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 anEmperor called Claudius. Helived 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 warsbecause it meant leaving their wives and families.
  • 8. This made Claudius very angry so hedecided to make a new rule that people could not get married. Hethought if men did nothave 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 Valentinemust be killed because he broke the law.
  • 11. When people heardwhat had happened to Valentine they feltvery sad. Some people threw flowers andnotes up to his prison window.
  • 12. One of the prisonguards had a daughter. He let her visitValentine. They talked for hours and became very good friends.
  • 13. On the day that Valentine died. He sent a messageto his friend thanking her for her friendship. He signed it ... from your Valentine.It was the 14th February.
  • 14. Now every year on 14th February people sendValentine cards to people they love and care for.Sometimes they want it to be a secret so they sign it, From your Valentine
  • 15. Happy Valentine’s Day To you all !Eve batten 11.2.08