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Danell Haspel: Learn about the origins of Valentine’s Day at library

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There are many theories associated with the origin of Valentine’s Day, with one thing in common — ancient Rome. The burning question, however, is “why do we celebrate the way we do?”

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Americans can thank Esther A. Howland, of Worcester, Massachusetts. Our most popular activity on Valentine’s Day is sending cards, and according to World Book Encyclopedia, Ms. Howland is one of the first U.S. manufacturers of Valentine cards.

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