Valentine’s Day Disappearing in Honolulu?

Today in history — Valentine’s day 1902 — The Hawaiian Star reported people in Honolulu no longer celebrated Valentine’s day:

“The … established customs of St. Valentine’s day with its exchange of tributes … have apparently passed into decadence … and the mail carriers of Honolulu will not dread St. Valentine’s Day with a haunting preminiscence of a heavy load of loving missives. Even the storekeepers have practically given it up.”

Read more about it in “Dan Cupid Flouted.”

“Dan Cupid Flouted: Valentines No Longer Sent in Honolulu”
The Hawaiian star, February 13, 1902, Image 1
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82015415/1902-02-13/ed-1/seq-1/

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