VALENTINE’S DAY: A DAY OF ROMANCE
Every February 14th across the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine.
Did you know?
- Red roses are considered the flower of love because the colour red stands for strong romantic feelings.
- Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all gifts on Valentine’s Day.
- 220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year.
- More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold.
- Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine’s day in the late 1800.
- About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. This makes it the second largest seasonal card sending time of the year.
- Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.
Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology.
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