7 Intriguing Facts About The Man For Whom The Valentine Day Is Named

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Today, the whole world is celebrating the most romantic day of the year but do you know why we celebrate Valentine’s Day?

St. Valentine of Terni is a broadly perceived third-century Roman holy person celebrated on February 14 and since the High Middle Ages is related to a convention of cultured love. Many loved him, and some not so much. But regardless of the views of the non-approving, there is a lot to learn about the somewhat infamous Saint Valentine of Terni.

So, here are the intriguing facts about history’s most romantic holiday:

Fact 1: In 1537, England’s King Henry VII officially declared Feb. 14 the holiday of St. Valentine’s Day.

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Fact 2:  In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.

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Fact 3: About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. This makes it the second largest seasonal card-sending time of the year.

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Fact 4: Girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods on this day to make them dream of their future spouse.

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Fact 5: 73 percent of people who buy flowers on this day are men, while only 27 percent are women.

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Fact 6: Over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased on this romantic day in the U.S.

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Fact 7: The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

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