Every Valentine’s Day, the Italian
city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives
about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet.
220,000 is the average number of
wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year.
73 percent of people who buy flowers
on this day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
The most popular theory about
Valentine’s Day’s origin is that Emperor Claudius II didn’t want Roman men to
marry during wartime. Bishop Valentine went against his wishes and performed secret
weddings. For this, Valentine was jailed and executed. While in jail he wrote a
note to the jailor’s daugter signing it “from your Valentine”.
About 1 billion Valentine’s Day
cards are exchanged each year. This makes it the second largest seasonal card
sending time of the year, First is Christmas cards.
14th February, Valentine’s Day: If
you’re single don’t despair. You can celebrate Singles Awareness Day (SAD)
According to a study, thinking about
your romantic partner can give you an energy boost.
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