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Fun Facts you Did not know About Valentine's Day

Fun Facts you Did not know About Valentine's Day

Valentine day is celebrated every year. But do you know why people celebrate this day? Where Valentine’s Day come from? Here are some amazing facts you probably did not know about Valentine’s Day:

 

Started as a form of rebellion

The most popular theory about this day is that Emperor Claudius II did not want Roman men to marry during wartime but Bishop Valentine performed weddings for soldiers against Emperor’s wish. For this, Valentine was imprisoned and executed. Before his execution, he wrote a letter to the daughter of his jailor and was signed ‘From Your Valentine’. He was buried on February 14. The real name of this day is Saint Valentine’s Day.

  • In the Middle Ages, young men and young women drew names from the bowl to get know who would be their valentine. They would wear this name pinned onto their sleeve for one week.

  • In Victorian times it was considered as a bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.

  • On average, man spends double amount of money on Valentine’s Day in comparison to women.

  • On Valentine’s Day every year, there is at least 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate sold.

  • After Saint Valentine was buried, Julia, the daughter of his jailor, planted an almond tree with pink blossoms near his grave. Now, the almond tree has become the symbol of friendship and everlasting love.

  • On Valentine’s Day every year, the Italian city of Verona receives about 1000 letters addressed to Juliet. This is where Shakespeare’s characters Romeo and Juliet lived.