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The history of Valentine's Day

Saint Valentine of Rome was added to the Catholic calendar by Pope Gelasius in 496. By the mid-17th century, the celebration of Valentine's day in England was customary.

The first commercial valentines day appeared in England at the end of the 18th century. They combined traditional symbols of love - flower, hearts, cupids, birds. The Industrial Revolution obliterated handmade Valentine's Day items in favour of the mass-produced Valentine's Day card.

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