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What date is Valentine's Day?

Which Roman emperor had anti-marriage laws?

What animal was commonly sacrificed at the pagan feast?

What was that pagan festival called?

Which famous English writer may have started the current Valentine's Day romantic traditions?

Where was the Valentine's Day Massacre?

Uh... what's a massacre?

What's an urn?

I forgot, can you please tell me what a bachelor is?


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104 Comments on “The STRANGE & FREAKY history of Valentine’s Day!”


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What a strange and cruel tale!
I think I’m gonna deepen this topic….
See you soon Ronnie.

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

I only wanted to say I’m the first one ! I’m not so interested in this topic. Have a nice time.

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

    I think it should be ‘just’,instead of ‘only’

    Tuesday, February 14th 2017

      Ok, thanks.

      Tuesday, February 14th 2017

        Not at all bro

        Thursday, February 16th 2017

    Yes me 2 I will leave this lesson

    Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Hello Ronnie interesting story, but l want to add a detail.
The wolf is not the mother of Romulus and Remus, it the animal which raised the children.
See you soon.

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Thanks Ronnie ! Have a good day !

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Hello;Im still insisting about the quality of the videos why its syill unclear

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

thanks ronnie It was intresting

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

thanks Ronnie

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Nice day for cupple but alone for me not interested so borring…..

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Thanks for this video.

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

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Tuesday, February 14th 2017

anybody wanna improve english speaking skills..owais.khan325

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Yeah, strange and freaky story. The name of this video is absolutely right. I think people don´t know about the history of St Valentine´s day when they´re buying presents. Otherwise….it wouldn´t be so romantic XD
Thanks Ronnie, and happy Valentine´s day to all EngVid teachers and students!!

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Thank you and have a lovely day. ☺👏

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Yes iam go along with u on that
and u know why we are not fond of this topic

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

great infomation should we know about this day. thank you ronnie but where you were in this long time ago.

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

    she is very nice i love her to much

    Tuesday, February 14th 2017

why your photo in the panel where we subscribe is overturned ?

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

    Hello SKIKDA. How’s every thing going?? I miss our group. I miss our conversations, me, you, Nataanna, and other people who attend in our group. And I also miss our competition.In these days I’ve not been visiting the website. What about you???

    Tuesday, February 14th 2017

      Recently, the website is not as interesting as before for me. Everything is so NORMAL and USUAL in the web.

      Tuesday, February 14th 2017

    Maybe you’re the one who is overturned?

    Wednesday, February 15th 2017

      I didn’t know saying Hi as the first comment is not good ! Now I know why you deleted my Hi .

      Thursday, February 16th 2017

Thank you Ronnie:)
As you may know, in Japan, girls give guys chocolates. Why does it have to be chocolates? I don’t get it. Then just a month later march 14, guys give cookies or something back to girls, the day called white day. I wonder other countries have white day. I feel it’s weird custom.

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

    Hi! About White Day… We’ve got such one in Russia, but it’s called International Women’s Day and it’s celebrated on march 8. The most popular present of this day is a bouquet of flowers, then chocolates, then jewelry… Weird, tasty and beautiful, isn’t?

    Tuesday, February 14th 2017

      Thank you for the reply and I’m sorry about my too late reply.
      Giving flowers is so romantic! A person who received them must be happy!
      Thank you for the information 😀

      Friday, February 24th 2017

    Hi juneriver, we Armenians like Russians celebrate the International Woman’s Day on March 8; but lucky we to have a month of celebrations, not just a day because it lasts up to April 7. Of course, it doesn’t mean that boys should give presents each day (economics should be economical), but there’re lots of fests, concerts; besides the shops gives discounts and overall, we have spring mood and are very festive. And thank you for informing us about the white day!

    Tuesday, February 14th 2017

      Hi Stella! Thank you for informing about your country! And sorry about my too late reply 😥
      Long lasting festive mood is nice! We don’t have such events here. It’s really good to know about your country because we don’t hear about Armenia that often. Thank you so much for telling me!

      Friday, February 24th 2017

Very good explanation, Ronnie (and very funny too, haha)! Here in Brazil, we celebrate our Valentine’s Day in June 12th and in portuguese it is called “Dia dos Namorados”.

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Thank you emma for those wonderful and really helpful lessons you are doing a great job keep doing n keep helping people like me☺☺☺

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

hello teacher nice topic
i am waiting your next topic

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

goin’ out on a killing spree !!

thanks a bunch, ronnie

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Very interesting ! Thanks!

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Thanks Ronnie

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

    hi nkh i feel like you too i think the latest topics are not intresting enough too and to be honest i’ve lost a little exciting to compete too because we’ve lost the leader of that i hope good luck for you my freind.

    Tuesday, February 14th 2017

what ‘s the relation between your lion costume and the topic of this lesson ronnie ?

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

    None :D
    That’s why she wear it, because Valentine’s Day is based on a story that has everything but romance

    Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Well Ronnie, I like your sense of humor so much! You are so crazy, and this make you very special! I had a good time with this video. Is so cool Lol

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Ronnie, you could be a stand up comedy star. Think about it :-) I’m your first fan.

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

You are great Ronny. I find your work very funny.
I like it.

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

Perfect lesson! Thank you!

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

I`ve had a lot of fun.Thanks.Poore goats.

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Nice to know that not everyone goes crazy about days like Valentine’s Day. I like that attitude. I’ve always found that strange that I have to proof my love to sb. just on February 14-th.

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Dear nice lion Ronnie,
Thank you for this interesting lesson. I hope you celebrated the Valentine’s day. Anyhow I wish you happiness. Kind regards, loveXXX Francis

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Thanks Ronnie! Great lesson. Unfortunately, in Brazil Valentine’s day is not so relevant, but I’m glad to know about the story.

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Hello every one. I want to suggest something. In these days, engvid is not so exiting and interesting. I like to put a topic and make you talk about it. But I don’t know what a topic is more interesting. So if you’re agree, recommend a funny topic. Let’s make here a better place like a few days ago.

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

    Hello. Cool ! It also will help us to improve our writing skll .I have a topic in my mind . If you are interested in knowing it please let me know !

    Wednesday, February 15th 2017

      skill

      Wednesday, February 15th 2017

        It’s cool. I agree with this topic.
        So, please let us know, in wich subjects are you skillful? How did you achieve this skill???

        Wednesday, February 15th 2017

          Are you skillful in your teaching??? Are your students satisfied with your method???

          Wednesday, February 15th 2017

          I wrote Skill again since I wanted to correct my mistake .

          Wednesday, February 15th 2017

          Pay attention please I said US . Yes I am. But no one knows everything. I wanted you to talk about your own funny childhood experiences .And also me.

          Wednesday, February 15th 2017

          Oh that’s right. At first, I didn’t understand at all. Sorry, if I made you upset or even angry. I though you suggested skill as a topic, so I felt it’s better to ask you about your skills and experiences in your teaching. Beg pardon again.

          Thursday, February 16th 2017

          😶😔

          Thursday, February 16th 2017

          I remember ,when I was 8 years old , my mother told me to buy some bread on my way to home. I forgot completely, and I bought some ice creams for my classmates and myself! After getting home ……

          Thursday, February 16th 2017

          I can imagine what happened next. 😊
          But my stories are stranger.
          For example when I was just eight, I went to our neighbors house and changed their bills with together!!! But I did it for two times; so no one could realize
          (I)bothered them!!!

          Thursday, February 16th 2017

          But now, I’m so quiet. In school and english class, I say and do nothing. In these days I prefer be quiet and calm.

          Thursday, February 16th 2017

          How nice ! One day I found a coin in my friend’s father’s store ! I took it and bought some sweets from the same store and had a lot of fun that day ! Imagine ! I’m talking about more than 40 years ago !

          Thursday, February 16th 2017

          Hi, everyone! I`ll be back (do you remember “The Terminator” with Arni?). And I`m back at the moment.
          I had nice trip, but it`s over. My husband promised me flowers blossoming on Valentain`s day in Greece. So, I`ve got all flowers of Greece this year.
          The most funny impression about Greece this time: a lot of FAT stray dogs and cats on streets.
          One day we were strolling along the intersection and the police car was going down the street and beeping (I don`t know if I`m correct to write like this). One of the dogs started barking imitating the police`s siren, another one joined the song. The car had gone away, but the dogs continued singing. Everyone were laughing and applauding to the animals.The dogs looked smiling!!!
          So, I unexpectedly attended opera that day!
          See you!

          Sunday, February 19th 2017

          Hello Nataanna. It’s me, nkh.453.
          I really miss you. It’s unbelievable, but it’s true. I’ve never seen you and I really don’t know who you are, but at least I know you here as a GREAT member.
          I wanted to say to you, after you left the website for a short time, SKIKDA and I left our group too. In these days I’ve not been visiting the website.
          Have a nice trip and please come back soon.☺

          Sunday, February 19th 2017

          Hi, again!
          I`m back and I`m on the game….

          Sunday, February 19th 2017

          Hi.Nataanna you are a very good writer ! Excellent ! I can imagine all the things that you have tole me. You shared your enjoyment. Thanks a lot.

          Sunday, February 19th 2017

          told !

          Sunday, February 19th 2017

          Mostly the people who are active in childhood , become calm and quiet when they grow up . But it’s not correct about me . I’m as active as before .

          Friday, February 17th 2017

hello, Ronnie!
I’m from Brazil!
I love you!

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

i laughed a lot with this video. Thanks :)

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

im sorry that myself is very hard

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Thankss

Thursday, February 16th 2017

Hello, dear teacher! I was glad to see you! Why you don’t like the band Linkin Park? Just curious, nothing personal ;)

Thursday, February 16th 2017

Hi all value,
I’m looking for partner to practice English.
if anyone wanna join, mail me chhanseng20@gmail.com
thanks u xD

Thursday, February 16th 2017

    I am ready to study

    Tuesday, June 20th 2017

I think I’m going to follow one of your advice. I’m goint to kill….a goat because I’m starving. Cheers!

Thursday, February 16th 2017

Thanks Ronnie !

Thursday, February 16th 2017

Thank you.

Thursday, February 16th 2017

thnx

Friday, February 17th 2017

thanks for this video it’s very exciting

Friday, February 17th 2017

i didn’t like this topic.. im not intersting in this sh***..

Friday, February 17th 2017

Am I the only one that hear two hundred and seven not 270?

Saturday, February 18th 2017

Thanx!

Saturday, February 18th 2017

nice topic

Monday, February 20th 2017

In Brazil, the Valentine’s day is
celebrated in July 12 and, ” o dia dos namorados”.
I don’t like this lesson, It did not have good informations.

Monday, February 20th 2017

So interesting the history about valentines day!!

Monday, February 20th 2017

thank you

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Oh Ronny…. I m your huge fan lols. I have started watching this channel since i first watched your video. I need help from Engvid team to please help us in Linguistics and phonetics (IPA) there are many topics to talk about. I can provide you many topics it will be very useful for Foreign learners to be good in accent and pronunciation by phonetics and by linguistics will know the actual purposes of language and its variation.

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

hello ronnie! you are my favourite teacher. i have one doubt,that is “has been finished” which type of tense is it ? after been comes verb+ing should come why they using ed in the ending???

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

cool video,thanks as always

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

What an interesting history! :0 You’re the best Ronnie ;) Thanks for share this information!

Friday, February 24th 2017

I really have fun watching you Ronnie

Wednesday, March 1st 2017

Great Lesson

Saturday, March 4th 2017

Ronnie, before I liked to study English at all except you, but now the situation has cardinally changed, and I want to learn English just under your leadership;) Thanks!

Sunday, March 5th 2017

wow!! that’s interesting

Friday, March 10th 2017

Remus and Romulus are the people who founded The Roman Empire in İtaly. This is the myth of Roman Empire.
I knew this legend but I did not know Ronnie’s story.
My favorite teacher thanks.
:)

Friday, March 17th 2017

Valentine’s Day is celebrating the death of Valentino omg what a cruel ><

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Hello, dear teacher! I was glad to see you! Why you don’t like the band Linkin Park? Just curious, nothing personal ;)

Tuesday, March 28th 2017

My name’s Nicole, I’m from Greece.
I need someone for practice.
I’m beginner 34 years old.

Saturday, April 8th 2017

By the way Ronny you are my favourite teacher!

Saturday, April 8th 2017

It was great, thank you Ronnie!!

Monday, April 17th 2017

You’re sooo funny! One of the best teachers! Thank you!

Thursday, June 15th 2017

My comment is the 100th!!!

Saturday, June 17th 2017

I am ready to study English hardly .please I need partner ..any help

Tuesday, June 20th 2017

thanks

Monday, June 26th 2017

Roniehelo.Thank youfor a very interesting story about St. Valentine’s Day.It was wponderful I got 9 of 9!

Wednesday, August 16th 2017
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