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Are St. Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day part of the Christian celebrations and traditions?


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March 17, 2015 2:23PM

Neither were recognized by the Apostolic Church and early 'Christians.' It wasn't until the early 17th century that the Catholic, Anglican, Eastern Orthodox and Lutheran churches began recognition of St. Patrick's Day which came to the city of Boston in 1737 AD.

St. Valentines day was also customary during the above period but was removed from the Roman Calendar of the Catholic Church in 1969 AD.

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March 16, 2015 9:16PM

Yes, both are Christian celebrations that have traditionally been celebrated for a long time.