Valentine’s Day Fun Facts
In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentine would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To “wear your heart on your sleeve” now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.
The most fantastic gift of love is the Taj Mahal in India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife, who died in childbirth. Work on the Taj began in 1634 and continued for almost 22 years and required the labor of 20,000 workers from all over India and Central Asia.
About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. That is the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.
About 3 percent of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.
Hallmark has over 1,330 different cards specifically for Valentine’s Day.
In the United States, 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine’s Day with their sweethearts.
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© Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen