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February's Holiday Spotlight: Valentine's Day

February's Holiday Spotlight: Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day, February 14, is a day consecrated by custom to the celebration of romantic love. The observance dates back to medieval times, but in twentieth-century America, Valentine's Day—like other occasions that are linked to sentiment, such as Mother's Day—has become a ritual appendage of consumer culture. Attempts to link Valentine's Day and its emphasis on worldly love to an early martyr (or pair of martyrs) of the Christian church have been discredited, and historians have come to attribute the connection between romance and February 14 to Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?–1400), the English poet and author of The Canterbury Tales.  Check out the display across from the Reference Desk for books related to Valentine's Day.

Date:
Sunday, February 10, 2019 Show more dates
Time:
All Day Event
Location:
Library Display - Spotlight On
Categories:
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