Surprising facts about Valentine’s Day|Valentine history & fact

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Surprising facts about Valentine's Day|Valentine history & fact

Surprising facts about Valentine's Day|Valentine history & fact

Every year people celebrate Valentine Day on 14th Feb. Almost most of the couples are in wait of this day and why not to wait it is actually a precious day for couples or for those who are going to propose someone. Our best wishes to you. You must have the knowledge about valentine’s day which may help you or increase your information about the Valentine Day. So, get ready to read some

 

Surprising facts about Valentine’s Day|Valentine history & fact.

Surprising facts about Valentine's Day|Valentine history & fact

  • Valentine Day is celebrated in the name of Saint Guru Valentine who was buried on 14th of Feb 269.
  • In India, Valentine day celebrations were started in 1992.
  • Approximately 18 crores of roses are sold on this day only in America.
  • In Japan, Valentine day was only celebrated by males.
  • Every 14th of the month is celebrated as the Loveday in South Korea.
  • In Malaysia, Muslims cannot celebrate the Valentine Day.
  • Iran Government also put the ban on Valentine Day in 2011 and everything which promotes the Valentine Day like roses, hearts etc.
  • Valentine day is a big business day for America.
  • More than 16 billion rupees were spent on only on Valentine cards in America.
  • The average number of wedding proposals taking place on Valentine’s Day is 220,000 and it is 10% of the total marriage proposals taking place in a year.
  •  On Valentine`s Day every year, there are at least 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates sold.
  • Approximately 27 percent of those who buy flowers on Valentine`s Day are women. The other 73% are men.

Surprising facts about Valentine's Day|Valentine history & fact

  • The phrase to wear your heart on your sleeve has historical meaning. In the middle ages, young people would draw the name of their valentine from a bowl. They had to wear the name on their sleeve for one week.
  • The first Valentine`s Day candy box was invented by Richard Cadbury in the late 19th century.
  • On Valentine`s Day, 1876, Alexander Graham Bell applied for his telephone patent.

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  • At least 9 million people buy their pets a gift on Valentine`s Day.
  • Penicillin was introduced on February 14th in 1929.
  • After St. Valentine was buried, Julia, the daughter of his jailor, planted an almond tree with pink blossoms near his grave. The almond tree today is a symbol of lasting friendship and love.

 

  • Sanskrit has 96 words for “love” ancient Persian has 80 and English only one.

 

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

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