Historians believe that Valentine’s Day really started in ancient Rome as a pagan fertility festival called Lupercalia, with a celebration devoted to the Roman god of agriculture
The day was celebrated with activities that included sacrificing animals and the skin of women with animal hides until they bleed, indicating their fertility. Valentine’s Day became a holiday Official at 13
Saint Valentine challenged Emperor Claudius II, who forbade marriage because he believed he distracted the attention of young soldiers, Valentin illegally assist for young men marriage and was executed.
Americans send 145 million Valentine’s Cards every year
The United States of America the second largest country to exchange Valentine’s Day cards, after Christmas.
Teachers receive most Valentine’s Cards annually, followed by children, mothers, and wives.
650 Million Dollar Gifts for Pets
Over 5 million American families made Valentine’s Day gifts for pet dogs last year, and over two million gifts for cats.
The first chocolate-shaped heart box in 1861
Designed by Richard Cadbury, son of Cadbury founder John Cadbury, who started packing chocolate in luxury boxes to increase sales.
6 million get married on Valentine’s Day
According to the results of a survey, Valentine’s Day was chosen as the best day of the year to suggest it from any other day.
Valentine’s Day is A World Wide Celebration
In Japan, it is customary that women only give sweets to men, as the quality of chocolate indicates their true feelings, according to Fortune magazine.
Valentine’s Day became an official holiday in 13 due to birds
Roman Pope Galasius officially announced February 14 St. Valentine’s Day, and it is now associated with love, because many believe that birds started mating season on February 14.
Valentine’s Day On Numbers
55% of Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day and spend an estimated $ 19.6 billion a year, including more than $ 1.8 billion on candy alone.