Saint Valentine's Day


variants or St. Valentine's Day

Word History


St. Valentine died about 270 Italian priest

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Saint Valentine's Day was in the 14th century

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“Saint Valentine's Day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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