10 Amazing Facts About Valentine That Will Surprise You

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Valentine is one of the most anticipated season of the year. It is a time of good natured gift exchange and love feast. Absolutely nothing beats the fun and good times that can be experienced during this love season. The romantic holiday falls on a Sunday this year making it work in favor of restaurants (boosting sales) and also a bonus to women as valentine falls on a weekend giving little or no room for excuses .

Below are 10 fascinating cue about valentine, some may even trigger a giggle or two.

  1. February is the second biggest month for engagements, right after December.

  2. Do you know that in Finland valentine’s day is called Ystävänpäivä, which translates into “Friend’s day”. It’s more about remembering your buddies than your loved ones.

  3. In 1969, St.Valentine’s day was removed from the Roman calendar of Saints by Pope Paul VI, though its religious observance is still allowed.

  4. In Japan, women are expected to give chocolate and other gifts to men on valentine’s day. This tradition started as a marketing campaign by Japanese chocolate companies. Men are not off the hook unfortunately they are expected to return the favor on March 14th, commonly known as white day.

  5. About 1 billion valentine’s day cards are exchanged in each year worldwide. Making valentine the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas. Women purchase approximately 85% of all valentine card.

  1. More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for valentine’s day.

  2. Men buy most of the millions of boxes of candy and bouquets of flowers given on valentine’s day.

  3. Men spend almost twice as much on valentine’s day as women do.

  4. 73% of people who buy flowers for valentine’s day are men, while only 27 percent are women.

  5. Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for valentine’s day each year.