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Valentines Events in San Francisco Bay Area

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Valentine's Special Indian Singles Invited 2023
Start Date : 2/25/2023
End Date :2/25/2023
Venue: North India Restaurant
Host :Desi Dream
City :San Francisco
Festival : Valentines
Details: Valentine's Special Indian Singles Invited 2023

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Satrangi Re Vaelntines
Start Date : 2/17/2023
End Date :2/17/2023
Venue: Shubham Banquet Hall
Host :Andaaz Live Band
City :Sunnyvale
Festival : Valentines
Details: Satrangi Re Vaelntines

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Valentine's 7 Course Storytelling Menu
Start Date : 2/14/2023
End Date :2/14/2023
Venue: Shosha
City :Sunnyvale
Festival : Valentines
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ICC Mid Peninsula Karaoke 2023
Start Date : 2/11/2023
End Date :2/11/2023
Venue: Cubberley Community Center Theater
Host :India Community Center (ICC)
City :Palo Alto
Festival : Valentines
Details: ICC Mid Peninsula Karaoke 2023

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Dil Dhadakne Do
Start Date : 2/11/2023
End Date :2/11/2023
Venue: Commodore Cruises & Events
Host :Instant Karma
City :Alameda
Festival : Valentines
Details: Dil Dhadakne Do

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Valentines Candle Light Dinner Party
Start Date : 2/11/2023
End Date :2/11/2023
Venue: Bombay Garden Restaurant
Host :Meri Saheli
City :Newark
Festival : Valentines
Details: Valentines Candle Light Dinner Party

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Prema Katha Chitram
Start Date : 2/11/2023
End Date :2/11/2023
Venue: Amnesia Lounge
Host :Inni Entertainments
City :Milpitas
Festival : Valentines
Details: Prema Katha Chitram

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Bollywood Valentine
Start Date : 2/10/2023
End Date :2/10/2023
Venue: Origin
Host :Bollywood in Hollywood Events
City :San Francisco
Festival : Valentines
Details: Bollywood Valentine

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Love Stories
Start Date : 2/4/2023
End Date :2/4/2023
Venue: Slate San Francisco
Host :Inni Entertainments
City :San Francisco
Festival : Valentines
Details: Love Stories

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Bollywood Nights Anti Valentines Breakup Bash In San Jose
Start Date : 2/4/2023
End Date :2/4/2023
Venue: Liquid Restaurant and Lounge
Host :3M Productions (Formerly Ecstasy Entertainment)
City :San Jose
Festival : Valentines
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What is Valentines and why is it celebrated?

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Valentine's Day started in the time of the Roman Empire. In ancient Rome, February 14th was a holiday to honor Juno. Juno was the Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses. The Romans also knew her as the Goddess of women and marriage. The following day, February 15th, began the Feast of Lupercalia.

The lives of young boys and girls were strictly separate. However, one of the customs of the young people was name drawing. On the eve of the festival of Lupercalia the names of Roman girls were written on slips of paper and placed into jars. Each young man would draw a girl's name from the jar and would then be partners for the duration of the festival with the girl whom he chose. Sometimes the pairing of the children lasted an entire year, and often, they would fall in love and would later marry.


Under the rule of Emperor Claudius II Rome was involved in many bloody and unpopular campaigns. Claudius the Cruel was having a difficult time getting soldiers to join his military leagues. He believed that the reason was that roman men did not want to leave their loves or families. As a result, Claudius cancelled all marriages and engagements in Rome. The good Saint Valentine was a priest at Rome in the days of Claudius II. He and Saint Marius aided the Christian martyrs and secretly married couples, and for this kind deed Saint Valentine was apprehended and dragged before the Prefect of Rome, who condemned him to be beaten to death with clubs and to have his head cut off. He suffered martyrdom on the 14th day of February, about the year 270. At that time it was the custom in Rome, a very ancient custom, indeed, to celebrate in the month of February the Lupercalia, feasts in honor of a heathen god. On these occasions, amidst a variety of pagan ceremonies, the names of young women were placed in a box, from which they were drawn by the men as chance directed.

The pastors of the early Christian Church in Rome endeavored to do away with the pagan element in these feasts by substituting the names of saints for those of maidens. And as the Lupercalia began about the middle of February, the pastors appear to have chosen Saint Valentine's Day for the celebration of this new feast. So it seems that the custom of young men choosing maidens for valentines, or saints as patrons for the coming year, arose in this way.

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