10 random facts about Valentine’s Day

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valentine's day, valentine's day dress, heart baloons

valentine's day, valentine's day dress, heart baloons

valentine's day, valentine's day dress, heart baloons

valentine's day, valentine's day dress, heart baloons

valentine's day, valentine's day dress, heart baloons

valentine's day, valentine's day dress, heart baloons

valentine's day, valentine's day dress, heart baloons

valentine's day, valentine's day dress, heart baloons

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…Happy Valentine’s day!!!

For today’s post I decided to share with you 10 random facts about Valentine’s Day.

  1. In ancient Roman time February 15th was a fertility festival. It was celebrated by a pairing up ceremony of men and women. Emperor Claudius II was against the pairing up and any marriages taking place during wartime, so St. Valentine a Catholic priest helped these couples get married secretly, which he was later imprisoned and executed for.
  2. After his death they moved the celebration to February 14th and named it St. Valentine’s Day
  3. King Henry VII of England made St. Valentine’s Day into a holiday
  4. 1 billion Valentines are sent each year around the world
  5. Teachers receive the most Valentines
  6. 9 Million pet owners will give¬† Valentine’s gift to their pets.
  7. In Finland Valentine’s Day is translated as Friends Day. It’s more about remembering your friends than your loved one.
  8.  15 percent of women send themselves flowers
  9. 220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals
  10. More than 1/3 of men would prefer not receiving a gift. And less than 20 percent of women prefer not receiving a gift.

I hope you find these random facts interesting as much as I did. Is there one that really stood out to you? I was really surprised on how many people will give their pets a Valentine’s gifts. I thought I was the only odd person doing this.

Thanks for stopping by

xo, Emily

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Sources: List 25 | Wisebread.com | Factslist.net

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