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Peace Corps Valentines: GU Couple Celebrate in Republic of Georgia

The following excerpt comes from the Georgetown University Newsfrom Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and was originally published on Feb. 14, 2012.

Melissa Kuhlman (G'09) and Sam Harris (G'08), a young married couple who went to graduate school at Georgetown, will spend their Valentines Day in the Republic of Georgia as Peace Corps volunteers.

The past two years have been a little unusual, Kuhlman says of the American romantic holiday. Valentines Day is not such a big celebration here in the little town of Akhalkalaki, Georgia. Last year, we settled for a celebratory chocolate bar and watching a movie on the computer at home.

But she says there's an Armenian holiday, Terendes, that falls right around Valentines day which involves newlywed couples leaping over a bonfire something a little different from flowers and champagne.

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