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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189 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S. on this day.

Red roses

Women purchase approximately 85% of all gifts on this holiday.

Image of gift and red bow

Teachers will receive the most Valentine's Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, sweethearts, and pets.

Image of gift for teacher with words Sweetest teacher

220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine's Day each year.

Image of wedding bands

Every Valentine's Day, the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare's lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet.

Valentine's day meme with words I want our romance to be like Romeo and Juliet. I will pretend to be dead and you go kill yourself

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