Facts About valentine’s Day
we know Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year. St. Valentine, a Catholic saint who was executed by Roman Emperor Claudius II on that date sometime during the third century A.D. Saint Valentinus composed a letter to the girl of his prison guard some time recently he was executed. His letter was marked ‘From your Valentine’. He was buried on February 14th. Valentine’s Day was not related with sentimental cherish until the center ages. By the 1700s in Britain it started to take after the Valentine’s Day we know nowadays.
Valentine’s Day Fun Facts
1. Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day of the year for sending cards. Christmas is the first most popular..
2. Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine’s Day each year.
3. About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year.
4. Approximately 27 percent of those who buy flowers on Valentine’s Day are women. Only 73% are men.
5. The origin of Valentine’s Day is traced back to the ancient Roman celebration of Lupercalia which was held on February 15. This day honored the gods Lupercus and Faunus, as well as the legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus.
6. Cupid is said to be the symbol of valentines. Cupid is the son of Venus. Venus is the Roman god of love and beauty.
7. The heart is associated with Valentine’s Day as it is considered the source of all human emotions.
8. Red rose is a favorite flower of Venus. For this reason red rose is also the symbol of Valentine’s Day. All over the world, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine’s Day each year.
9. Girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods on St. Valentine’s Day to make them dream of their future husband.
10. In order of popularity, Valentine’s Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.