It's Valentines and though you may be single, in a relationship or happily married, who doesn't love to celebrate and go out during this day? But do you have any idea about the things that happens during Valentines Day? Or the history involved that made February 14 the actual Valentines Day? If not, then you'll surely love to know these fun facts regarding Valentines Day.
FUN FACTS ABOUT VALENTINES DAY
- It was in the year 1537, that King Henry VII of England officially declared February 14 as a holiday for St. Valentine, or simply as Valentines Day, in remembrance of the bishop who continued to perform marriage among the lovers when it was the ceremony itself was banned during his time.
- Another origin of Valentines Day came from the Ancient Romans who were believed to celebrate the Feast of Lupercalia every February 14 in honor of the goddess of women and marriage Juno, wife of the king of the god and goddesses Jupiter.
- It was believed that the girls during the medieval times ate bizarre foods on St. Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future spouse.
- According to WiseBread.com, "In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. Today, to wear your heart on your sleeve means being transparent with your affections."
- Hallmark first produced its Valentines Day Card in 1913.
- While Richard Cadbury first produced a box of chocolate for Valentines in the late 1800s.
- Famous people who were born in February 14 includes Thomas Malthus (1766), Carl Bernstein (1944), Gregory Hines (1946), Rob Thomas (1972) and Steve McNair (1973).
You can include these facts on your Valentines Day Card to share to your love one. And if you're planning to create your own card, then make sure to use eco-friendly toner cartridges or eco-friendly ink cartridges so you can help in reducing the carbon emission and pollution caused by thousands of printer cartridges thrown in our landfills each year.