By: Sonu Sharma
Valentine’s day is celebrated every year on 14th February, but do you have any idea why it is celebrated on this day and how it became so popular? Here are few interesting facts about Valentine’s Day -
- The theory associated with the origin of Valentine's Day is that the Roman Emperor Claudius II was trying to strengthen his army and he was afraid that if the soldiers get married then they would more focus on their wives and for this reason he forbade marriage for his soldiers. But St. Valentine did not follow his orders and performed secret marriages for many couples. For his disobedience, he was arrested and killed on February 14.
- In 1868, Richard Cadbury from Cadbury chocolates family gave heart-shaped chocolates to his beloved and since then Chocolates and Valentine’s Day go together.
- Valentine’s Day is the second largest card sending occasion, approx 1 billion cards are exchanged every year.
- A kiss on Valentine’s Day is considered to bring lot of good luck all year
- In Finland, Valentine’s Day is known as “Ystavanpaiva” which means “Friend’s day” and for them its more about spending time with your friends and buddies rather than loved ones.
- As per reports of Durex, the condom company, condom sales increases a lot around Valentine’s Day
- Colour red has always been associated with Valentines Day and love as Venus, the goddess of love, favoured red roses above all other flowers.