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Did you know the heart is the only organ in the body with its own international holiday?
Ever since the Middle Ages, sweethearts have swapped cards, candies, and flowers every February 14. But the holiday itself started in ancient Rome. February 14 was a feast day. It was also the date that lovebirds began to mate, or so they say. Then it became St. Valentine’s Day, although the name’s origins are unclear.
All around the world, people believe that the heart is important to life, love, and happiness. It is part of our songs, our poems, our language, and our customs.