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We Bet You Didn’t Know These Facts About Valentine’s Day

If Roses and hearts and chocolates is all you associate with Valentine’s Day, here are some very interesting facts you probably haven’t heard about yet.

    • During Victorian times, signing your name on a Valentine’s Day card was considered to bring about bad luck.
    • Statistics suggest that almost 3 percent people who have a pet buy gifts on Valentine’s Day for their pets.
    • Valentine’s Day cards are the second largest type of seasonal cards in terms of volume that are sold each year.

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      • In some parts of the year, 14th February is also celebrated as Singles Awareness Day. Doesn’t matter that the acronym comes down to SAD, there’s always reason to celebrate being single, right?
      • In medieval times, very less number of people could read or write. As a result, people would sign off their cards or letters of love with an ‘X’ which was meant to represent their love and sincerity. Over time, this ‘x’ has come to represent the kiss that is now used to sign off most romantic notes and cards.
      • While almost 73 percent men will surely buy a bouquet on Valentine’s Day, the women are at a poorly 27 percent.
Ladies, it’s time you too start buying flowers for your love
Ladies, it’s time you too start buying flowers for your love

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      • Do you know why red roses are associated with Valentine’s Day? They were thought to be the favourite flower of Venus, also known as the Goddess of Love, and hence have been synonymous with this tradition of love.
      • Each year on Valentine’s Day, William Shakespeare’s heroine Juliet still gets about 1000 letters. These are sent to the city of Verona in Italy, where Shakespeare’s play was set hundreds of years ago.
      • In the year 1537, King Henry VIII used the Royal Charter to officially declare February 14th as a public holiday when the country was meant to celebrate the day of love.
      • During the 1800s, physicians would commonly prescribe eating chocolates to anyone who was anxious and stressed about matters related to love and relationship. As a result, chocolates are also associated with Valentine’s Day today.

Whether these facts are true or not we can’t really tell you, but yes, this is a day of Love, so make sure you make the most of it.

Read Also: For Me, Every Day Has To Be A Valentine’s Day

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