Valentines’s Day Facts
It is believed that the celebration of Valentine’s Day started in the Roman Empire. Emperor Claudius ll believed that refraining Roman young soldiers from the marriage made them a better soldier. So he forbade young soldiers to marry.
Bishop Valentine disobeyed his command and performed secret weddings. For this act of disobedience, Valentine was sent to jail and executed on 14 February. While in jail, he wrote a love note to the jailers’ daughter and signed at the end “From your Valentines”.
- Every year, more than 36 million heart-shaped chocolate boxes are purchased for Valentine’s Day.
- Next to Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the 2nd most popular day of the year for card sending. Approximately 1 billion Valentine’s cards are exchanged in U.S. alone each year.
- In ancient times, girls ate odd food items on Valentine’s Day because it was believed that by doing so, they can dream of their future life partner.
- If you are single, don’t be sad. You can celebrate Singles Awareness day (SAD) instead of Valentine’s Day.
- Each year, more than 50 million roses, mostly red, are given around the world for Valentine’s Day.
- 73% men purchased flowers for Valentine’s Day, while remaining 27% are women.
- Approximately 50 percent of Valentine’s Day cards are sold in the six days prior to the Valentine’s Day.
- The sale ratio of condoms increases around Valentine’s Day than usual.
- In order of popularity, teachers receive the most Valentines, followed by children, mothers, wives, darlings and pets.
- In 1868, Richard Cadbury introduced the first Chocolate box of Valentine’s Day.
- 60% of American red roses are produced in the state of California. But a vast number of red roses are mostly imported from South America.
- Women tend to purchase 85% of all Valentine’s Day gifts.
- Approximately 220,000 wedding proposals are made on Valentine’s Day each year.
- About 15% women send flowers themselves on Valentine’s Day.
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