Valentine’s Day was first introduced to Japan in 1936 and has become widely popular. However, because of a translation error made by a chocolate company, only women buy Valentine chocolates for their spouses, boyfriends, or friends. In fact, it is the only day of the year many single women will reveal their crush on a man by giving him chocolate. The men don’t return the favor until White Day, a type of “answer day” to Valentine’s Day, which is on March 14. We are here going to write down 11 most interesting facts about valentine’s day.
Here are Some Interesting Facts
- On Valentine’s Day in some countries, traditions says that if you twist the stem of an apple and say the name of the person as the stem falls off, you will marry them.
2. Approximately one billion Valentine cards are sent each year around the world. An estimated 2.6 billion cards are sent during the Christmas holidays.
3. In the 17th Century England women would put bay leaves on their pillow on the eve of Valentine’s Day, hoping this would bring dreams of their future partner.
4. In the Philippines, hundreds of couples gather at malls to get married to or to renew their vows on Valentine’s Day.
5. Teacher get more Valentine’s Day cards than any other group each year, followed by children wives and mothers.
6. About 75% of Valentine’s Day candy purchases are chocolates.
7. Every year the post office in Loveland, Colorado postmarks and then forwards more than 200,000 Valentine’s Day cards. Most of them come from Japan.
8. In the Middle Ages many believed if a women saw a robin flying on Valentine’s Day it meant she would marry a sailor. If she saw a sparrow, she would marry a poor man. 😛
9. Valentine’s Day 2010 saw nearly 40,000 people in Mexico City break the record of the world’s largest group kiss.
10. Valentine’s Day is a $14.7 billion industry in the United States.
11. A kiss on Valentine’s Day is considered to bring good luck all year.
Today is Valentine’s Day. Or, as men like to call it, Extortion day.
– Jay Leno
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