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Photogist: 10 Weird Facts About Valentine's Day You Probably Didn't Know



It's another Valentine's day where lovers across the world  appreciate each other with gifts and some good loving. Did you notice how any slight red you see on the road just screams valentine on February 14th. Well in commemoration of today, let's check out some interesting facts on Valentine's day.

If you are single, there's such a thing as Singles Awareness Day and it is marked on February 14.


Signing a valentine's card was considered bad luck in Victorian times
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 In Finland Valentine’s Day is called Ystävänpäivä, which translates into “Friend’s day”. It's more about remembering your friends than your loved ones

On St. Valentine's day, girls of the medieval times used to eat bizarre foods to make them dream of their future spouse.


In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine and they wear the name pinned onto their sleeves all week for everyone to see which brought about the common saying "to wear your heart on your sleeve."



In 1537, England's King Henry VII officially declared Feb. 14 the holiday of St. Valentine's Day





Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine's Day in the late 1800s.




The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.




The average number of wedding proposals on Valentine's Day each year is 220,000




Did you know that, women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines day 
gifts
Happy Valentine's day!

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