So, Valentine’s Day has been spent romantically. Everything is red and white with all smiles. But have you ever thought about some of the interesting stories behind this day?
Let us present some of the heard and unheard interesting facts about Valentine’s Day:
- The word “Valentine” is a masculine name derived from the Roman family name Valentinus derived from the Latin word “Valens” which means Strong and Healthy.
- Valentine’s Day is named after Saint Valentine, a Catholic priest of Rome in the 3rd Century who used to marry soldiers secretly.
- In 269 A.D. on the day of 14 February, St Valentine was executed by the order of Emperor Claudius.
- It is believed that he restored sight and hearing to the daughter of his jailer.
- First Valentine’s Day card originated in France when Charles, Duke of Orleans, sent love letters to his wife while imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415.
- Cupid is the most popular Valentine’s Day Symbol.
- Hallmark first offered Valentine’s Card in 1913 and started to produce commercially in 1916.
- Esther Howland of Worcester, Mass published the first American Valentine’s Card in 1849.
- Valentine’s day/week is started from February 7 until February 14, marking Rose Day, Propose Day, Chocolate Day, Teddy Day, Promise Day, Kiss Day, Hug Day, and Valentine’s Day.
- Several countries like Pakistan, Iran, and more have banned Valentine’s Day.
- Some people believe in Anti-Valentine Week from February 15 marking Slap Day, Kick Day, Perfume Day, and Flirting Day.
If you have any additional interesting facts and stories of Valentine’s Day then don’t hesitate to comment down below. I hope this 2021’s Valentine’s Day was special with your loved one. And if you’re single right now, someone is waiting for you to meet soon and the next valentine’s day will be special with your soulmate like mine.