Hearts! Flowers! Roses! What do these things remind us all of? Of course the language of universe, “LOVE”. That’s all? Yup. I know you also get another word to your mind! “Valentine’s Day”. How best do you know about the big day except that most of the proposals are done (and probably rejected! Alas!). Hence am here to make you enlighten (!!!) about the V-day!! Let’s discover some interesting facts about Valentine’s Day.
Women say that most of the men don’t know how to express love. Those women should definitely pass a glance to this fact. It is statistically proven that men spend more than double of what women spend on Valentine’s Day gifts. May it be the life threat from their girl friend or pure and undiluted desire to show their love (duh, second one is just for fun ;)); men rock the sales of gifts on that day!!
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2. No gifts pleaseee!
May be men are the most generous givers of the gifts, but they don’t like being at the receiving end of the same. It is proven in a survey that most of the men do not like being gifted with goodies on V-Day (or any other day for that matter!)! Uff… men are one heck of a variety species, I say!
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3. Is it March already? Gotta get a test done!
Donno whether it can be under the section of fun facts but, I am saying it anyway (since you know I am incapable of holding something as juicy as this within me:-P). The month march records highest rate of sales in the section of pregnancy tests! Ugh ugh!
4. Universal love
Love is not just about a boy and a girl, is it? It can be between anyone. A mom and a son, a teacher and a student and a man and his pet. Valentine’s Day proves the same. Every year many gifts are purchased for mothers, teachers and pets as well on this occasion.
5. Love the God
After all this talk about presents and gifts, you may wonder whether any other occasion could beat Valentine’s Day in gifting loved ones. Yup. There is! Its Christmas, folks!! Every year Christmas crosses Valentine’s Day in terms of gifts and wishes. The gift shop owners love ‘love’, may it be towards god, or towards others!
6. We love you Mr. Cadbury!!! Mmmmuahhhh xxx!
Why do chocolates and Valentine’s Day gifts sound so synonymous? Yeah… I agree there could be no best gift than chocolates to express love, but who started it? It’s none other than “Cadbury” himself. The founder of the Cadbury Company, Richard Cadbury, gifted his loved one, a heart shaped chocolate box and thus started the tradition of gifting chocolate. Girls have more than one reason to thank you, sir!! Loads of kisses from girls around the world!!
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7. Yes to clothes, no to proposal! Sorry guys!
In some countries, tradition says that a girl can keep clothes gifted by a man on Valentine’s Day only if she is romantically interested in him. Ohhkay… now what if the dress is gorgeous and the man is not so much (:-P)???
8. Graham Bell, how can you be so advanced?
It’s not just chocolates, but phones too. What I mean to say is there is an undeniable bond between love and phones. How do you think all the long distance relationships survive if not for them? Hence we can’t deny the love between love and telephones. May be Alexander Graham bell envisioned this ages ago. That’s why he petitioned for a patent on telephone on Valentine’s Day in 1876.
9. Yes to kissieee!
There is a superstition in some parts of the world saying that whoever wakes up with a kiss on Valentine’s Day, would be lucky in their lives. Well… Valentine’s Day or not, any day would be great if it started with a kiss, isn’t it ;)?
10. Romeo and Juliet, Happy Valentine’s Day!
Every year, thousands of people send cards to the address of Juliet, heroine of the play, “Romeo and Juliet” on Valentine’s Day. Who wouldn’t love the young love birds who gave their everything to love?
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11. Dreams or Gas???
Girls in a certain period of time used to eat odd foods on Valentine’s Day to make them dream about their future partners (which is a superstition, of course). Donno about dreams but they must have got gas problems due the bizarre foods. Oops!!! Did I mention gas problems in a Valentine’s Day article? I can be so annoying at times!
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12. I love myself! I don’t give a fig about anyone else!
15% of America’s women send flowers to themselves on Valentine’s Day every year. Come on, don’t judge them. If no one pampers us, let’s do it to ourselves, may it be a man or a woman!
13. Red rose!
Red rose is another thing that comes to mind when we think about Valentine’s Day. People started giving red roses on Valentine’s Day because it is the favorite of love goddess, Venus. Well, it is the favorite of girls too… so no issues here!!
14. Doggie baby, I love you!
15. Candies Candies and Candies!!!
16. Wear your heart on your sleeve!
In ancient times, men used to draw a name from a bowl filled with girls’ names, on Valentine’s Day and used to wear them all through the week. This is the reason the phrase, “wearing your heart on the sleeve” came to existence! Sometimes I feel that these traditions and festivals should be continued. See how romantic it would be to have name on the sleeve for an entire week! Aweee… if just I was born at that time! *sigh sigh*!
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17. Romantic or creepy?
In the medieval period, people believed that the first person you see of the opposite sex’s single person, on Valentine’s Day would be your life partner! How romantic (and creepy)!!!
18. Meaning of love? You haven’t got it man!
King Henry, the eighth declared holiday on Valentine’s Day every year. Ironically, he is the same king who had got most of his wives executed because they did not give him a son!
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19. Almond tree!
20. I want a gold finch (with a hint of sparrow)!!!
In some cultures they say that the bird which goes over your head on Valentine’s Day says what type of husband you would get. A sparrow indicates a poor but loving husband, a goldfinch indicates a rich man, a robin indicates a sailor and so on… what’s your choice? Sparrow or a Gold finch, girls?? Why does it seem to me that I know the answer!!! 😉