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About Valentine's Day
- Cupid means desire in Latin.
- During the Middle Ages, Europeans believed that birds chose their mates each year on February 14.
- If you rearrange the letters of the word rose, you get Eros, the god of love.
- Teachers receive the most Valentine's Day cards.
- Did you know that in the Middle Ages lovers would sing or recite their valentines? Written valentines did not appear until after the 1400's.
The contemporary celebration takes its name from a priest by the name of Valentine. He conducted secret marriage ceremonies to join illicit lovers. He was arrested and put to death on February 14, 269 or 270 C.E. While imprisoned, the priest restored the sight of the prison guard's daughter, and left a parting note for her signed "from your Valentine" prior to his execution, hence the term for the messages of love given on this day.
The practices commonly associated with Valentine's Day can also be ascribed to the medieval belief popular in Great Britain and France that birds pick their partners on February 14th. Formal Valentines began to be circulated in approximately the 14th or 15th centuries in those countries, and the first commercially printed cards most likely appeared in the 18th century. Those Valentines were delicate crafts made out of paper, decorated with ribbons and lace, depicting birds and other natural symbols.
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- Wearing a wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand dates back to Rome around 300 BC. It was believed that the vein of love ran from this finger directly to the heart.
- An estimated 25 percent of Valentine's Day cards are humorous.
- 73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
- Amnat Puttigo of Pattaya, Thailand, won a "Ripley's Believe It or Not" by holding his wife in his arms for 10 hours 49 minutes and 15 seconds in Valentine's Day Contest!
- An estimated one billion Valentine cards are sent each year.
- 85% of all Valentine cards are sent by women.
- Cupid, often associated with Valentine's Day, is the son of Venus, Roman goddess of love.
- The red rose, representing love, remains the most popular flower purchased by men in the U.S.
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