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On February 14, tokens of love and affection are exchanged throughout North America and parts of Europe. Children give Valentines to their classmates and couples express their affection for each other with cards, candies, flowers and other gifts. Valentine’s Day celebrates friendship, romantic love and marriage. The origin of this feast leads us back to the life of a Christian saint and an ancient Roman festival. Exploring the meaning of this feast leads us into a landscape of story and a world of delight in the love and affection human beings have for each other.

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