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Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD.

Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.


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Hungary - Gyongyi Tothne Ban
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Russia - Natalia Romanova
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Nepal - SwayamPrakash Shrestha
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USA - Laura Howell/Lynn Sykes