With your favorite Hallmark holiday coming up next month, I thought it would be fun to share some facts about this very romantic and sexy day!
- In Victorian times, it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.
- Over 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold on Valentine’s Day every year.
- Although the origins of Cupid in Roman and Greek mythology differ slightly, he is always armed with a bow and arrow and always the son of the goddess of love and beauty.
- In Japan, Valentine’s Day falls on the responsibility of the female while March 14th is a second couple’s holiday and the responsibility falls on the male.
- There are many theories around the origins of Valentine’s Day, but it’s mostly accepted that during Roman times, Emperor Claudius II forbade single men to marry as he was attempting to swell the ranks of his army. A priest called Valentine, in the spirit of love, performed secret marriages for these young soldiers and was executed on February 14th for his defiance.
- The X is widely associated as a symbol for kisses in Medieval times because people who couldn’t sign their names (were illiterate) would sign an X in front of a witness and then kiss the X to show their sincerity.
- Casanova, history’s most famous lover, was said to eat chocolate to stay virile.
- Most people think that Valentine’s Day sells the most greeting cards of any holiday, but they actually come in second place, after Christmas.
- The women and girls of Medieval times ate bizarre foods in order to dream of their future spouse.
- During the medieval times, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They then wore these names on their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This is also where the phrase ” wear your heart on your sleeve” came from.
Whether single and ready to mingle or in a relationship, we hope you have a very kinky, fun Valentine’s Day!
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