VALENTINES DAY FACTS

Some Valentines day facts is that is the second most important holiday in the U.S.A and other countries, being the most important Christmas, and that is celebrated in just a handful of countries, but I bet there are some interesting things you did not know about this holiday. Next its a compilation of the most interesting and :

Valentines Day Fact

VALENTINES DAY FACTS ABOUT CUPID

  • In Roman mythology Cupid its the son of Venus, Goddess of love, in Greek mythology is better known as Eros and his mother its Aphrodite.
  • Cupid is known as a mischievous child with wings, whose arrows would pierce the hearts of his victims, making them fall in love.
  • The significance of Cupid shooting his arrows its that love always manifest like a spell, and when Cupid appears blindfolded it is because always love its blind.
  • The first drawing of Cupid on one of the "Valentine cards" was made on the fifteenth century. It showed a knight and a lady with Cupid sending an arrow to the knight's heart.
  • Cupid has no relation whatsoever with the life of St. Valentine, and its used only as a symbol because he is the God of Love.

VALENTINES DAY FACTS ABOUT GIFTS

  • The first box of chocolates made specially for Valentines day was produced by Richard Cadbury in the 1800's.
  • In the U.S.A. 15 % of women send themselves flowers on this day.
  • Red roses are related to love because the color red stands for romantic strong feelings.
  • The best Valentine gift ever give its the Taj Mahal in India, which was built in the memory of the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan's wife.
  • In wales, spoons were made out of wood, and given on Valentines day. The favorite decorations were hearts, key holes and keys, which meant: "You unlock my heart".
RANDOM VALENTINES DAY FACTS
  • The heart its the most common symbol of this holiday, because it was believed that the soul lived inside of it.
  • The only countries that celebrate Valentines Day are: U.S., Mexico, Canada, Australia, UK and France.

  • People believed that if you signed your Valentine letter with other than the line "From your Valentine", you would have bad luck for the whole year.
  • The x became a synonymous of kiss, because during the medieval time, when people could not write even their name, they used to put an X, then kissed it to prove they were honest.
  • The women on the old days believed that if they saw a Robin flying on this day, they would marry a sailor, if they saw a Sparrow, they would marry a poor man, but would be happy, and if Goldfinch was what they saw, they would marry a rich man.

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