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- January 11, 2014 at 5:45 am #336760SarahTucker
73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine’s Day each year.
About 8 billion candy hearts will be produced this year; that’s enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona 20 times and back again
In 1537, England’s King Henry VII officially declared Feb. 14 the holiday of St. Valentine’s Day.
The ancient Romans celebrated the Feast of Lupercalia on Feb. 14 in honor of Juno, the queen of the Roman gods and goddesses. Juno was also the goddess of women and marriage.
Girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods on St. Valentine’s Day to make them dream of their future spouse.
Women purchase 85% of all valentines.
Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentines Day candy box in the late 1800s.
The oldest surviving love poem till date is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians around 3500 BC.
15 percent of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.
he red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
Red roses are considered the flower of love because the color red stands for strong romantic feelings.
189 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day.
- January 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm #448248lavina
Interesting facts. You learn something new every day.
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