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

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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In 1537, England's King Henry VII officially declared Feb. 14 the holiday of St. Valentine's Day.

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Physicians of the 1800s commonly advised their patients to eat chocolate to calm their pining for lost love.

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Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for this holiday in the late 1800s.

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More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold each year.

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73% of people who buy flowers on this day are men, while only 27 percent are women.

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