Enjoy some fun trivia about this popular day:
year around 1 billion Valentine cards are sent across. After Christmas
it’s a single largest seasonal card-sending occasion.
- Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by
children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts. Children between ages
6 to 10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine’s cards with teachers,
classmates, and family members.
- Of the 73% of people who buy Valentine’s Day flowers are men, while only 27 percent are women.
- The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman
goddess of love. The color red stands for strong romantic feelings
making the “red rose” the flower of love.
- Cupid is a symbol of Valentine’s Day. Cupid was associated with
Valentine’s Day because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love
and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards and gift tokens
holding a bow and arrows as he is believed to use magical arrows to
arouse feelings of love.
- Verona, the Italian city where Shakespeare’s play
lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters every year
sent to Juliet on Valentine’s Day.
- In the Middle Ages young men and women drew the names from a
bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name
pinned on their sleeves for one week. This was done so that it becomes
easy for other people to know your true feelings. This was known as “to
wear your heart on your sleeve”.
most beautiful and incredible gift of love is the monument Taj Mahal in
India. Built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife it
stands as the emblem of the eternal love story. Work on the Taj Mahal
began in 1634 and continued for almost 22 years and required the labor
of 20,000 workers from all over India and Central Asia.
- Amongst the earliest Valentine’s Day gifts were candies. The most common were chocolates in heart shaped boxes.