Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so now is a good time to talk about love.
It shouldn’t be surprising that Valentine’s Day comes with its own special set of facts and figures. Here are some facts about the annual day of romance that you probably didn’t know.
- Valentine’s Day is named after a martyr from 269 AD. There are a few other martyrs of the same name but this Valentine in particular was made a Saint in 496 AD.
- Saint Valentine is said to have worn a ring with a cupid engraved on it.
- In folklore, people believe that 14th February was the day that the birds and the bees start to get busy (wink wink!)
- Valentines Day was first featured in a poem in the 13th century. The poem was by Geoffrey Chaucer and was called Parlement of Foules.
- In 1868, Cadbury created Fancy Boxes of chocolates for young lovers on Valentine’s Day.
- Across the world, there are different days that are the same as Valentine’s Day. But no country celebrates quite like South Korea. On the 14th of every month, there is a love-themed day. If you didn’t get any gifts on Valentine’s Day, on 14th April you can drown your sorrows with black noodles.
Those are just some facts that I was able to come up with but there is plenty of other fun facts about the day of love that you might want to know. Just check out the infographic below to learn something new about the facts and figures behind love.
Infographic from The Independent Pharmacy
Have you any random facts about Valentines Day that you can share? Or do you have any fun stories about the day? Let me know in the comments section.