February 14th – Valentine’s Day
February 14th is Valentine’s Day. A day of expressing how much we care and love those closest to us. Many people exchange cards, stuffed animals, candy and even jewelry. The most common symbol of this special day is a red or pink heart and of course, cupid.
With all of the peanut butter lovers out there, we can only guess that celebrating peanut butter is something that takes more than one day. With all the peanut butter lovers out there, we can understand celebrating the holiday as much as possible.
When is Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day is the same day every year, February 14th.
Type of Holiday?
Fun holiday. While Valentine’s Day is an unofficial holiday, it is celebrated throughout the world as if it is a national holiday. All government offices are open on this special day.
How is Valentine’s Day celebrated?
While the day became associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages in England and lovers exchanged handwritten notes, in the 1800’s, the holiday has become commercialized. In more recent years Valentine’s Day is celebrated with Hallmark cards, chocolate, and stuffed animals.
Fun Valentine Day Facts:
- The history of Valentine’s Day is that Emperor Claudius II didn’t want Roman men to marry during wartime. Bishop Valentine went against his wishes and performed secret weddings. For this, Valentine was jailed and executed.
- In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.
- It is said reported that approximately 3 percent of pet owners will give gifts to their pets on this day.
- The holiday is the second largest seasonal card-sending time of the year, with more than 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards being exchanged on the holiday.
- Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for this holiday in the late 1800s.
- More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold.
- 15% of women who receive flowers on this special day, send it to themselves.
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on February 14th:
- Rob Thomas – Singer
- Florence Henderson – Actress from ‘Brady Bunch’
- Jack Benny – Comedian
- Michael Bloomberg – Former Mayor of NYC
- Gregory Hines – Actor and Dancer
- Meg Tilley – Actress
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