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  Weekly Feature: (February 12, 2001)


Valentine's Day
Pat's Weekly Feature


Valentine's Day is celebrated every year on February 14th. Many people express love and friendship by exchanging cards and gifts such as flowers and candy. Cards are decorated with red hearts and lace; they usually contain poems or messages of love. Popular choices for gifts are red roses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolates.

The origin of Valentine's Day goes back several centuries to customs and events in ancient Rome. This day was named after a saint, Saint Valentine, a man who represented love and close friendship.

Read more about Valentine's Day by clicking on the links that follow. You can learn more about the history, customs, legends and symbols of this special day. Try one of the recipes or read a love poem. Test your knowledge by completing three Valentine's Day quizzes, which are rated easy, medium, and difficult.

Remember also that February is Heart Month. Make it a priority to have a healthy heart at this romantic time of the year!

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Interactive Quizzes for Healthy Living

Paint the Town Red (Support Heart Research)

Valentine's Day Links

Heart Idioms (followed by a Quiz)

More Heart Idioms (followed by a quiz)

The Word "Heart" and its Meanings at Merriam Webster

Easy Valentine's Day Quiz

Medium Valentine's Day Quiz

Difficult Valentine's Day Quiz

Information on "Cupid"

Symbols Found on Valentines

Valentine's Recipes


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