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2011-02-14 11:55:00

ROME, February 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't get us wrong: here at Venere.com (http://www.venere.com/) we love Valentine's Day! But this time for our Infographic (or InfoComic) we wanted to show you why we think our 810,000 reviews are so important when booking your holiday. So next time you're looking at options to find a lovely hotels in florence (http://www.venere.com/italy/florence/), Prague ( http://www.venere.com/czech-republic/prague/), Venice (...

2009-03-04 10:55:00

MOSCOW, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Valentine's Day, early established to take place on February 14, day of the Roman feast of fertility and purification (the Lupercalia), became associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages through the influence of Geoffrey Chaucer when the concept of courtly love flourished. A more compelling version of Valentine's Day originated in Belarus where it's said Saint Valentine was so devastated by his lover's rejection that he cut out his own beating...

2006-02-14 13:58:08

VIENNA (Reuters) - Gay couples in Vienna were unsure whether Tuesday was St. Valentine's Day or April Fool's after state radio announced the Catholic Church would bless their unions and an Austrian priest had to deny any such plan. ORF radio reported at the weekend that a priest at St. Stephen's Cathedral, in the heart of the Austrian capital, would say a Mass on the traditional day for lovers and bless all couples, married or not, straight or gay. "All who want God's blessing for...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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