Millions of people celebrate Valentine’s Day on 14 February every year – but just how much do you actually know about it?
1.Priest valentine of Rome who refused to follow Claudius’s ban on Christianity, before he was killed on February 14th, he wrote one last note to the jailer’s daughter with whom he had fallen in love with and signed It “From your valentine.”
2.Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for valentine’s day in the late 1800s.
3.On valentine’s day 2010, 39,897 people in mexico city broke the record for the world’s largest group kiss
4.Based on retail statistics, about 3% of pet owners will give valentine’s day gifts to their pets
5.Single people also celebrate singles awareness day, S.A.D.
6.In Finland February 14th is celebrated as friends day.
7.In japan , women are expected to give chocolate and other gifts to men, and men return the favor on march 14th known as white day
8.In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.
9.About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year.
- 220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year.