25 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Valentine’s Day

Posted by , Updated on February 13, 2019

Valentine’s day is celebrated every year. But do you know where Valentine’s day came from? How it became so popular? Was it always about love and good feelings? From its bloody origins to its sweet, chocolaty modern day traditions, these are 25 interesting facts you didn’t know about Valentine’s Day.

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The most popular theory about Valentine's Day's origin is that Emperor Claudius II didn't want Roman men to marry during wartime. Bishop Valentine went against his wishes and performed secret weddings. For this, Valentine was jailed and executed. While in jail he wrote a note to the jailer's daughter signing it "from your Valentine."

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In Victorian times, it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.

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Based on retail statistics, about 3% of pet owners will give gifts to their pets on this day.

Image of Labrador puppy on grass

Looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift for your pet? This heart plush couldn’t be any cuter!

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About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. This makes it the second largest seasonal card sending time of the year.

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If you’re single, don’t despair. You can celebrate Singles Awareness Day (SAD) instead.

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