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12 interesting facts about Valentine’s Day:

12 interesting facts about Valentine’s Day:

12 Interesting Facts About Valentine’s Day:

  1. Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Christian martyr who lived in the 3rd century.

  2. The first Valentine’s Day greeting card was sent in the 15th century.

  3. In the Middle Ages, it was believed that birds began to mate on February 14, which added to the day’s romantic associations.

  4. In addition to romantic love, Valentine’s Day is also a day to celebrate friendship and affection.

  5. The tradition of giving flowers on Valentine’s Day dates back to the 17th century.

  6. The red rose is the traditional flower of love and is the most popular flower given on Valentine’s Day.

  7. In addition to the United States, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, including Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France, and Australia.

  8. In Japan, it is customary for women to give chocolates to men on Valentine’s Day, and then men reciprocate on White Day, which is celebrated on March 14.

  9. The phrase “wearing your heart on your sleeve” comes from the Middle Ages, when young people would draw the name of their valentine from a bowl and wear it on their sleeve for a week.

  10. The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

  11. In Finland and Estonia, Valentine’s Day is called “Friend’s Day” and is a day to celebrate friendships rather than romantic love.

  12. The tradition of giving heart-shaped chocolates on Valentine’s Day began in the 19th century and is still popular today.

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