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2015-02-11

Lesser know facts about Valentine's Day

Today we present some lesser known facts about the Valentine's Day.....

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February 14th has had strong links with fertility since long before St. Valentine ever arrived on the scene. It is meant to be the day when birds pick their mates for the season.

 

In the middle ages there was a belief that the first single person you met on Valentines Day would become your spouse - gives the commute into work a whole new meaning!

 

St. Valentine was said to have given a card to his executor on this day and it reportedly said "from your Valentine" hence the tradition of cards and notes on the day.

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73% of Valentine Day flowers are bought by men and only 23% by women. Come on girls forget about girl power what about Flower Power - send them a rose.

 

Verona, the Italian city where Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet lived receives about 1,000 letters every year sent to Juliet on Valentine's Day.

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Approximately one billion Valentine cards are sent each year around the world. An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent during the Christmas holidays.

 

Teachers receive the most Valentine’s cards, followed by children, mothers, and wives. Children between the ages of 6-10 exchange more than 650 million Valentine cards a year.l

 

On Valentine’s Day 2010, 39,897 people in Mexico City broke the record for the world’s largest group kiss.

 

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

 

If you have any more quirky trivia about Valentines or love/hate the day do share it with us. The best comment of the week wins a month's free membership on Maybefriends.com

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