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10 interesting facts you did not know about Valentine’s Day

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10 interesting facts you did not know about Valentine’s Day

facts you did not know about Valentine's Day
facts you did not know about Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year. But do you know where Valentine’s Day comes from? How did he become so popular? Was it still love and good feelings? From its bloody origins to today’s sweet and chocolaty traditions, these are 25 interesting facts you did not know about Valentine’s Day.



1 facts about Valentine’s Day

facts about Valentine's Day

The most popular theory about the origin of Valentine’s Day is that Emperor Claudius II did not want the Romans to marry during the war. Bishop Valentine went against his will and celebrated secret marriages. For this reason, Valentine was imprisoned and executed. While in prison, he wrote a letter to the guardian’s daughter, signing “su Valentín”.



2 facts about Valentine’s Day

facts about Valentine's Day

In Victorian times, he was considered unlucky enough to sign a Valentine’s Day card.

3 facts about Valentine’s Day

facts about Valentine's Day

According to retail statistics, about 3 percent of pet owners will give gifts to their pets that day.



4 facts about Valentine’s Day

facts about Valentine's Day

About one billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. This makes it the second longest shipping time of season cards of the year

5 facts about Valentine’s Day

facts about Valentine's Day

If you are single, do not despair. Instead, you can celebrate the Individual Awareness Day (SAD).



6 facts about Valentine’s Day

facts about Valentine's Day

Considered as an alternative to Valentine’s Day, the party is for singles to celebrate or sympathize in their individual state.

7 facts about Valentine’s Day

facts about Valentine's Day

Or, you could visit Finland, where Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä, which translates as “Friends Day”. It’s more about remembering your friends than your loved ones.



8 facts about Valentine’s Day

facts about Valentine's Day

Many believe that the X symbol has become synonymous with kissing in medieval times. People who could not write their names signed in front of a witness with an X. The X was kissed to show their sincerity.

9 facts about Valentine’s Day

facts about Valentine's Day

The girls of medieval times ate strange meals that day to dream of their future spouse.



10 facts about Valentine’s Day

facts about Valentine's Day

In the Middle Ages, young men and women took names from a bowl to see who their Valentine would be. They would wear this name on their sleeves for a week to see everything. This was the origin of the expression “take your heart in the sleeve”.

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