Come and learn a little bit about Valentine's Day, you might be surprised at some of the fun facts behind Valentine's Day!
What does Valentine's Day celebrate?
Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day, is celebrated in many countries all over the world. It is a celebration of love and romance.
When is Valentine's Day celebrated?
Valentine's Day is celebrated on 14 February.
What is the most popular gift given on Valentine’s Day?
The most popular gift given on Valentine's Day is... chocolates!
On average, 44% of the population receive a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day. Cards and flowers (especially red roses) are also given on Valentine's Day.
- Decorations for Valentine's Day are generally red and pink in colour.
- In the 1800s, Richard Cadbury made the first box of chocolates for Valentine's Day.
- Cupid is the Roman god of love and affection. In Latin (ancient language) Cupid means Amor which means love in English.
- The red rose is known as the "flower of love".
- Approximately 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged every year in the United States alone.
- In 1537, King Henry VII of England declared St. Valentine's Day a holiday.
- The oldest known Valentine's Day card dates back to the 1400s and is on display at the British Museum in London.
- It is said that St. Valentine performed secret weddings and, as punishment, was executed on 14 February.