Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day falls on February 14 each year.

Valentine's Day

Has your beau been lately asking you whether you love roses or tulips? Or has he been asking you what is your favorite dress? Wondering why he is asking about your preferences? Girl, Valentine's Day is here and your beau is looking for the very romantic gift that would truly make you go weak in the knees. Guys and gals, Valentine's Day is so very romantic, a day when you can convey your love from the bottom of your heart. Saying 'I Love You' or a cute hug is surely the best way to convey your love to your beloved. But if it comes with a nice gift or a candle-lit dinner, the smile on your beloved's face would surely double. Just check out the Valentine's Day Gift Ideas section and you would come across a wide range of lovey-dovey suggestions that would make your day all the more romantic. So, what are you waiting for? Check out our wonderful ideas and add more sugar to your day of love.

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19 Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Valentine's Day

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  1. England's King Henry VII officially declared Feb. 14, as a St. Valentine's Day,in 1537


  2. In Victorian times, it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine's Day card.


  3. According to a statistics, more than nine million pet owners are expected to buy gifts for their pets this Valentine's Day, as for most of us, pets aren't just pets, they are family.

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  5. Men spend almost twice as much on Valentine's Day as women do. Retail Me Not reports that the average guy spends about $287 on a Valentine's Day gift. Women spend an average of $164.


  6. In Japan, women are expected to give chocolate and other gifts to men on Valentine's Day. They return the favour on March 14th, known as White Day.


  7. In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their future valentine would be .They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. In fact, that's where the expression 'wearing your heart on your sleeve' comes from.

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  9. Chocolate and Valentine's Day go together . Richard Cadbury from the Cadbury chocolates family started for the trend of gifting the box of Valentine's Day chocolates. In 1868, he gave chocolates to his beloved in a heart-shaped box. More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day.


  10. In South Korea, the 14th of every month marks a romantic holiday of some sort. List of events celebrated every month in this order: Candle Day, Valentine's Day, White Day, Black Day, Rose Day, Kiss Day, Silver Day, Green Day Music Day, Wine Day, Movie Day, and Hug Day.


  11. Valentine's day is also Singles Awareness Day(SAD).So don't despair, if you're single.

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  13. The most disliked gift, for men, is flowers. For women, a gym membership or exercise equipment.


  14. But Husbands and boyfriends like to give bouquets. 73 percent of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.


  15. In the 1920′s, it was a card shaped like a… tomato. Tomatoes were also known as 'love apples.'

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  17. According to the Greeting Card Association, 190 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular greeting card–giving occasion, after Christmas.


  18. The Catholic Church struck St. Valentine's Day from its official calendar in 1969.


  19. 15 percent of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day.

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  21. Red roses are considered the flower of love because the color red stands for strong romantic feelings. Millions of rose stems are sold in the U.S. on Valentine's Day.


  22. Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.


  23. On St. Valentine's Day, girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods to make them dream of their future spouse.


  24. Every Valentine's Day, the Italian city of Verona,home town of Romeo and Juliet ,receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet.


Famous People born on February 14th

1766 Thomas Malthus (economist)

1819 Christopher Latham Sholes (inventor of the first practical typewriter, created QWERTY keyboard layout, newspaper publisher, politician)

1894 Jack Benny (comedian)

1913 Jimmy Hoffa (labor leader)

1921 Hugh Downs

1927 Lois Maxwell (actress)

1929 Victor Morrow (actor)

1942 Michael Bloomberg (businessman, mayor of New York City)

1944 Carl Bernstein (journalist)

1946 Tim Buckley(American singer-songwriter and guitarist)

1968 Jules Asner(American television personality, writer, and former fashion model)

1951 Kevin Keegan (soccer player and manager)

1952 Christopher Monckton (public speaker, hereditary peer)

1970 Simon Pegg (actor, comedian, writer, film producer, film director

1972 Rob Thomas(American singer and songwriter)

1973 Steve McNair(American football quarterback in the National Football League (NFL)


Valentine's Day Symbols

Love is one of the purest feeling in the world and Valentine's Day is an occasion for which lovers wait for days,to express their love. There are various popular Valentine symbols which are used by couples over the ages to express their feelings to each other. Valentine symbols have a different meaning of their own and with their symbolical language they speak the divine language of love.

Cupid :

Valentine's Day Symbol - Cupid
  • He is a mischievous little Roman angel, the son of Venus, with wings and is the main of all Valentine symbols.

  • He pierces arrows upon people and that makes them fall in love.

  • Thus, it is Cupid who is responsible for making people fall in love. Cupid has a Greek counterpart called Eros.


Ribbons and Frills :

Valentine's Day Symbols - Ribbons and Frills
  • They have been associated with love and romance since ages.

  • In ancient days, the queens gave these Valentine symbols to their husbands. It is still used by couples to convey their love.


Love Knots :

Valentine's Day Symbol - Love Knots
  • Use of love knots is an Arabic custom and are very expressive in nature.

  • In earlier days the wives used to sent love knots to their husband to express their love. The tradition continues till date


Hearts:

Valentine's Day Symbol - Hearts
  • Heart as a symbol of love is used since the ages.

  • In ancient Greece the heart sign together with the flower was associated to the lyre, the attribute of Eros, the god of sexual love.

  • Later, the sign of Greek Eros, his Roman counterpart Amor, and even Cupid was changed to the bow and arrow.

  • Nothing can emote love better than a symbol of heart.

  • Heart symbolizes life and if you give your heart to someone then it means that you have bestowed your existence to that certain person.


Roses:

Valentine's Day Symbol - Red rose

The Rose - The Queen among flowers comes in a variety of colours. What makes it even more intriguing is the fact that each shade of the Rose is symbolic of an occasion and carries a deeper meaning.

  • From time immemorial the red rose has been hailed as the symbol of unconditional love.

  • Red roses are given to those who you want to show love and passion, people who you have great respect for, and those who have shown great courage.


Love Birds:

Valentine's Day Symbols - Lovebirds
  • love birds are colorful birds found in Africa and are so called because they sit closely together in pairs, like loving souls do.

  • Doves signify loyalty and love, because they mate for life and share concern for their babies.


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Last Updated: 29th January, 2018



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