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Valentine’s Day Trivia | 50 facts about this special day

Valentine’s Day Trivia | 50 facts about this special day

Valentine’s Day is one of the most special Days for people that are in love! But do you really how this day came to be a celebration of love? Let’s find out some trivia and facts about this day. Plants and flowers start to grow on this day It has been celebrated as the day when the first work in the vineyards and in the fields commences It is also said that birds propose to each other or marry on that day. Another proverb says “Valentin – prvi spomladin” (“Valentine – the first spring saint”), as in some places (especially White Carniola), Saint Valentine marks the beginning of spring Valentine’s Day has only recently been celebrated as the day of love The day of love was traditionally March 12, the Saint Gregory’s day, or February 22, Saint Vincent’s Day The patron of love was Saint Anthony, whose day has been celebrated on June 13 Valentine’s Day customs – sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”), offering confectionary and presenting flowers – developed in early modern England They spread throughout the English-speaking world in the 19th century In the later 20th and early 21st centuries, these customs spread to other countries, like those of Hallowe’en, or than aspects of Christmas, (such as Santa Claus) Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many East Asian countries with Singaporeans, Chinese and South Koreans spending the most money on Valentine’s gifts In the United States, about 190 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year This does not including the hundreds of millions of cards school children exchange Valentine’s Day is a major source of economic activity, with total expenditures in 2017 topping $18.2 billion in 2017, or over $136 per person This is an increase from $108 per person in 2010

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