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The names of the saints live on in celebrations such as St. Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day. We tell some of the myths, legends, and facts behind this special days.

The names of the saints live on in celebrations such as St. Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day. We tell some of the myths, legends, and facts behind this special days.
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The names of the saints live on in celebrations such as St. Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day. We tell some of the myths, legends, and facts behind this special days.

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Good King Wenceslas

12/13/2010
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The story and the music of the Christmas Carol. King Wenceslas was the Duke of Bohemia 921-935. He is patron Saint of the Czech Republic and his statue stands in Wenceslaus Square in Prague. His feast day is September 28. Read the full text of Good King Wenceslas and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:18:10

St. David of Wales

2/9/2009
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The story of St. David, the patron saint of Wales, whose day falls on March 1st. Read the full text of St. David of Wales and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:09:39

St. George And The Dragon

4/14/2008
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The story of how George saved a town and a princess from a fearful dragon. He is associated with courage and chivalry and several countries have chosen him as their patron saint. Read the full text of St. George And The Dragon and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:06:51

St. Patrick

3/10/2008
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St. Patrick is famous for banishing the snakes from Ireland. But there are loads more legends about Ireland's patron saint who is celebrated with parties and parades on March 17th. Read the full text of St. Patrick and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:08:18

St. Valentine

2/3/2008
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St. Valentine was the first person to write a love letter signed "From your Valentine". He did this in prison on the eve of February 14th, in the year 270 AD and this is his story. Read the full text of St. Valentine and see our illustration on Storynory.

Duration:00:05:34