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Valentines Day Long Ago
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When is Valentine's Day

February 14th

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Who was the Emperor at the time?

Claudius

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When a soldier went to war at this time, how long would it be before they would see their families again?

25 years

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What date did Valentine die?

February 14th

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What did it mean if your piece of cake had a ring in it?

You would get married soon.

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How long ago did Valentine live?

1700 Years Ago

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Claudius was mean.  What was he sometimes called?


Claudius the Cruel

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What rule did Claudius make in order to punish the young men?

He made weddings illegal

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What happened to Emperor Claudius?

He died of sickness before a battle

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What did it mean if your piece of cake had a coin in it?

You would soon be rich!

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What was Valentine's job?

He was a priest.

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What was it said that Claudius could do to men and animals?

Knock their teeth out with just one punch.

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What did Valentine do in response to the Emperor's new law?

He performed marriages in secret

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How many years after Valentine died did Valentines Day become a Holiday?

200 years

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What did it mean if your piece of cake had a red mitten in it?

Your girlfriend didn't like you anymore!

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Where was Valentine born?

The Roman Empire

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Why did Claudius need more soldiers?

Because of invaders!

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What did the Emperor do to Valentine when he found out what Valentine was doing?

He threw him in prison.

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What Roman goddess was celebrated on February 14th?

Juno

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What game did boys and girls used to play?

Drop the Handkerchief

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How far did the Roman Empire stretch?

Across Europe and parts of East and North Africa.

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Why did young men not respond to the call to come and fight?

They knew they would have to leave their families and loved ones.

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How long was Valentine in prison?

20 years

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How long has Englad celebrated Valentines Day?

500 years

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What did a German boy give a girl if he really loved her?

A pair of gloves

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