Fun Facts about Valentine’s Day – Part 1
Love is in the air… Do you feel it? You should, and don’t go being cynical now, you know millions of people are eager to see what happens on the day when the most proposals are made!
(And I’m not talking business proposals, but marriage)! So for those of you who love it and those of you who don’t, here are some Fun Facts about Valentine’s Day:
Who was Valentine? The history of Saint Valentine – and in a way his very existence – has been questioned often. But one of the reliable accounts identifies Valentine as a Christian Bishop in the times of Roman Emperor Claudius’ persecutions. Despite the fact that Christianity was banned in the Roman Empire back then and marriages were forbidden,Valentine continued to perform the sacrament for young couples. He was eventually found and became a martyr.But his memory is honored every year by lovers all over the world.
The most popular Valentine’s Day gifts are roses, chocolates and heart-shaped boxes. Most of them are in red!
Some people who happen to be single on Valentine’s Day admit they are sad… or at least celebrate SAD: Single Awareness Day.
Love is older than time and older than Valentine’s. The oldest love letter that has survived to date is a love poem written on clay dating back to 3500 BC in Sumer.
A great percent of love gifts – the elaborate sort, at least – consist of trips for couples on February 14th – Valentine’s Day. Paris, Venice and Verona are among the most popular choices every year.
Since February is not exactly “high season”, you can even find accessible rates for plane tickets, local lodgings and online airport transfer booking options.
No matter what you decide to do on Valentine’s Day, though, one thing is very important: don’t forget to say “I love you”!