Interesting Valentine’s Day Facts You Didn’t Know

We’re all aware that Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on February 14th. While there are many interesting facts about this day, these are by far our favorite


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  • Valentine’s Day is the second-most popular holiday for greeting cards, right behind Christmas.
  • The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
  • On Valentine’s Day, nearly 220 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S.
  • The average American man spends a little over $100 on their girlfriend or wife on Valentine’s Day.
  • Men spend twice as much as women on Valentine’s Day gifts.
  • A kiss on Valentine’s Day is considered to bring good luck all year.
  • Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.
  • The condom company Durex reports that condom sales are 20-30% higher around Valentine’s Day.
  • Based on retail statistics, about 3 per cent of pet owners will give gifts to their pets on this day.
  • Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for this holiday in the late 1800s.
  • Madame Royale, daughter of Henry the IV of France, loved Valentine’s Day so much that she named her palace “The Valentine.”
  • In the middle Ages, people believed that the first unmarried person of the opposite sex you met on the morning of St. Valentine’s Day would become your spouse.
  • 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 on this special day.
  • Valentine’s Day has been an official holiday in England since 1537, when it was declared such by King Henry VII.
  • The Catholic Church struck St. Valentine’s Day from its official calendar in 1969.
  • On Valentine’s Day 2010, 39,897 people in Mexico City broke the record for the world’s largest group kiss.
  • Besides, flowers, chocolates, and cards, jewelry is another commonly given gift on February 14th.
  • In Finland, Valentine’s Day is more of a day for friends. It is a time to get together with your friends, have a small party and enjoy each other’s company.

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