Valentine’s Day – 14 February

Mystery surrounds the origins of Valentine’s Day, but February has long been associated with romance. Find out more about Valentine’s Day and find love in our collection - romantic books, movies and music.

St Valentine

St Valentine is known as the patron saint of lovers. Valentine’s Day is celebrated each year on 14 February by people giving cards and other gifts such as flowers (often red roses) and sweets or chocolates. Find out more in our page about St Valentine for kids.

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Origins and history

Valentine’s Day for kids
A quick guide to St Valentine’s Day for children.
The History of Valentine’s Day
Retrieved January 29, 2014 from History.com
Valentine’s Day
From Encyclopædia Britannica Online in our eResources. Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN.
Valentine’s Day
From World Book Online Reference Center in our eResources. Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN.
Saint Valentine
From World Book Online Reference Center in our eResources. Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN.
Valentine
The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (5 rev. ed.), David Hugh Farmer, 2011. From Oxford Reference in our eResources. Use at a library or enter your library card & password / PIN.
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