Valentine story

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Valentine story

  1. 1. <ul>What is Valentine's day? </ul><ul>Why do we celebrate it? </ul>
  2. 2. <ul>Valentine's Day is celebrated every year on the 14 th February. How do we celebrate it? </ul>
  3. 3. <ul>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. </ul>
  4. 4. <ul>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. </ul>
  5. 5. <ul>Long long ago their was an Emperor called Claudius. He lived in Rome in a big palace. </ul>
  6. 6. <ul>Claudius wanted lots of men to join his army and go and fight in different countries. </ul>
  7. 7. <ul>Most men did not want to fight wars because it meant leaving their wives and families. </ul>
  8. 8. <ul>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. </ul>
  9. 9. <ul>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. </ul>
  10. 10. <ul>Valentine was caught and sent to prison. Claudius said Valentine must be killed because he broke the law. </ul>
  11. 11. <ul>When people heard what had happened to Valentine they felt very sad. Some people threw flowers and notes up to his prison window. </ul>
  12. 12. <ul>One of the prison guards had a daughter. He let her visit Valentine. They talked for hours and became very good friends. </ul>
  13. 13. <ul>On the day that Valentine died. He sent a message to his friend thanking her for her friendship. He signed it ... </ul><ul>from your Valentine. </ul><ul>It was the 14 th February. </ul>
  14. 14. <ul>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, </ul><ul>From your Valentine </ul>
  15. 15. <ul>Valentine’s </ul><ul>Happy </ul><ul>Day </ul><ul>To you all </ul><ul>Eve batten 11.2.08 </ul>

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