Valentine's Day is considered to be one of the most romantic days of the year. Here are some Valentine's Day fun facts you probably didn't know about.
- Retail statistics show that 3 percent of pet owners buy Valentine's gifts for their pets.
- Every year, around 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged.
- 14th February is also 'Singles Awareness Day'.
- In Finland, Valentine's Day is called Ystävänpäivä. This in English means 'Friends Day'. On this day, people celebrate their friendships.
- In Medival Times, women and girls used to eat a weird combination of food in order to dream about their future spouse.
- In the Middle Ages, men and women used to randomly draw names out of a bowl. This person would be their Valentine. The slip with the name on it would be pinned to their sleeves, and people would walk around with it for a week. This is where the phrase 'wear your heart on your sleeve' originated.
- In the late 1800s, the founder of Cadbury - Richard Cadbury - produced the first box of chocolates for this holiday.
- Over 35 million heart-shaped chocolate boxes are sold on Valentine's Day.
- Statistics show that 73 percent of the flowers sold on Valentine's Day are bought by men. The remaining 27 percent are bought by women.
- On Valentine's Day, 15 percent of women in the United States send themselves flowers.
- In the US itself, the chocolate industry generates over $1 billion revenue on Valentine's Day.
- The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus. Venus is the Roman goddess of love.
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