20 Random Fun Facts That Everyone Needs to Know: Valentines Day Edition

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20 Random Fun Facts That Everyone Needs to Know: Valentines Day Edition

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Whether or not you enjoy Valentine’s day, there are many fun facts about the special holiday that everyone can enjoy. There are some facts that will help fuel your hate, or possibly sadness, towards the day and there are some that will only make you like the holiday more.

First, let’s start with the facts that could possibly make you hate Valentine’s day:

  1. It was considered bad luck in Victorian Times to sign a Valentine’s day card.
  2. For people who are single, a new holiday was created for them on the same day. It’s called Singles Awareness Day which was shortened to SAD.
  3. In Finland, they celebrate Ystävänpäivä, which is the equivalent to Valentines Day, except it means Friends Day and they only celebrate their friends and buddies.
  4. In old medieval times, girls would eat odd foods close to Valentines Day in hopes of dreaming of their future spouse. For example, Ketchup Pancakes.
  5. Chocolate was actually advised for patients to eat during the 1800s who didn’t have a Valentine in order to heal their heart.
  6. In the US, 15% of the population send themselves flowers on Valentines Day.
  7. Teachers actually are the ones to receive the most Valentines Day cards.
  8. 64% of males in a relationship do not make plans for Valentine’s Day in advance of the actual day.
  9. Penicillin, a treatment for venereal diseases, was first released on February 14th, 1929.
  10. During the middle ages, people thought that the first person of the opposite sex you see on Valentines Day will be your future spouse.

Now here are 10 facts that people who enjoy Valentines Day might like:

  1. Valentines Day is the second largest day when it comes to sending cards, about 1 billion Valentines Day cards are sent out.
  2. During the middle ages, young men and women would draw names out of a bowl for who would be their Valentine. They then wore the name pinned on their sleeve. This is where the saying “to wear your heart on your sleeve” came from.

    Valentines Day Card

  3. More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes full of chocolates get sold.
  4. The red rose being made into a Valentines Day specialty came from the Roman Goddess, Venus, who was the goddess of love. Her favorite flower was the rose.
  5.  220,000 is the average number of proposals that happens on Valentines Day annually.
  6. Passing out Valentines Cards ages back 600 years.
  7. Candy hearts were actually originally medical lozenges.
  8. Contrary to popular belief, both men and women prefer to get candy rather than chocolates.
  9. Most people’s favorite chocolate in the heart-shaped boxes is the chocolate covered caramels.
  10. The first Valentine was celebrated during the 15th century.
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