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When Valentine Day became famous around the world?

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Asked by saranathan Narasimhan, 12 Feb '12 04:31 pm
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While some believe that Valentine's Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine's death or burial--which probably occurred around A.D. 270--others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine's feast day in the middle of February in an effort to "Christianize" the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.

To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They would then strip the goat's hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both ...more
Answered by surendra kumar, 12 Feb '12 04:34 pm

 
  
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Once the business community saw a chance of making profits
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 12 Feb '12 04:37 pm

 
  
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Long back
Answered by John, 12 Feb '12 04:35 pm

 
  
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In india it become famous after movie kuchh kuchh hota hai in 1997
Answered by kamal purohit, 12 Feb '12 04:33 pm

 
  
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Dont u think our own festivals are more better and good to celebrate
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 12 Feb '12 04:32 pm

 
  
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