Wow, Valentine’s Day is finally here! Most people realize that the day is a time for couples to appreciate each other another and cherish their love.
Learning and knowing these Valentines Day fun facts can be a great way to add a special touch of love on that day.
Valentines Day Fun Facts
The first Valentine’s Day gift was sent in 1415 by Duke of Orleans. It was sent to his wife.
Almost ¾ of the flowers purchased on Valentine’s Day are bought by men.
Close to 5 percent of people owning pets give their animals a gift for Valentine’s Day.
It was thought in the Middle Age time that you would marry the first person of the opposite sex that you saw on Valentine’s Day.
During the Medieval period, the girls would consume weird foods on Valentine’s Day. They thought these would make them dream of their soon to be spouse.
Valentines Day is the second most popular time for sending cards. About one billion cards are sent out every Valentine’s Day.
Despite the purpose of the holiday, teachers actually receive the most cards on the day for sweethearts. Lovers come last for getting cards after children and mothers.
Red roses are popular because they were the desired flower of the Roman goddess of love, Venus.
Cupid became associated with Valentine’s Day because he was the son of Venus, which was the goddess of love.
Americans purchase over one million dollars in chocolate each Valentines Day.
The letter X stands for kisses because those who could not write their name wrote an “x”. During Medieval times the person writing the x would then kiss it to show that it was sincere and truthful.
These facts are simply amusing to share with your loved ones, you learn the history of love, its traditions and the different ideologies people have towards this big day.
Happy Valentine’s Day!