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Valentine's Day
     

Valentine's Day

by Kathryn Imler
 

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Where did the idea of Valentine's Day come from? Who was Saint Valentine? What are the symbols for Valentine's Day? The new editions of 'Holiday Histories' describe holidays and special days that are celebrated in the United States. Discover the history behind each holiday or special day. Learn why these days are important.

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Where did the idea of Valentine's Day come from? Who was Saint Valentine? What are the symbols for Valentine's Day? The new editions of 'Holiday Histories' describe holidays and special days that are celebrated in the United States. Discover the history behind each holiday or special day. Learn why these days are important.

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Children's Literature
Thirteen chapters consisting of two facing pages each convey various aspects of the history and celebration of Valentine's day. Information about the ancient Roman Empire festival to celebrate the first day of spring (February 15) provides background for the introduction of a Catholic priest named Valentine who married young couples contrary to the emperor's law which demanded that young men become soldiers and remain single. Valentine was executed on February 14. Celebrations honoring his memory became common throughout Europe and spread to the colonies of North America. Customs and symbols associated with the holiday are briefly described. A timeline, glossary, bibliography, and index are included for young researchers. Part of the "Holiday Histories" series. 2003, Heinemann, Ages 4 to 7.
—Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781432910532
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
08/16/2008
Series:
Holiday Histories Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 2.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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