December 15, 2018

Today in History: Valentine’s Day


Today in History–February 14–the Library of Congress features St. Valentine’s Day, celebrated yearly by many on this date. Did you know that the romantic emphasis on this holiday may have stemmed from the medieval belief that birds select their mates on February 14. Learn more about this lovely holiday by visiting the Today in History section and then clicking the links below to access some fabulous primary sources.

St. Valentines Day from America’s Library

Primary sources

Teaching with the Library of Congress Valentine blog posts

More Library of Congress Valentine blog posts

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