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