Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and lovers. The roots of Valentine’s Day goes back to ancient times, when people paid honor to the Roman God of Fertility. This was known as the Feast of Lupercalia, and was celebrated even then on February 14th. The traditions of Valentine’s Day are broad and many. It is a time to exchange cards or small gifts. Chocolates, flowers, jewelry, and romantic dinners are the big hits of this holiday. It is a romantic event for lovers, and a fun event for kids and family. Many a couple become engaged or marry on Valentine’s Day. For others, it is a day to fall in love. For the Record: On Valentine’s Day, 2009, 39,897 couples, friends and families got together in Mexico City, and kissed for 10 seconds. It’s the world record for the most simultaneous kisses. More Valentine’s Day Trivia Did you know? While 75% of chocolate purchases are made by women all year long, during the days and minutes before Valentine’s Day, 75% of the chocolate purchases are made by men. Over $1billion of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day. See more Chocolate Trivia Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre This day is not completely about love. During the “Roaring twenties(1920’s)”, mobs, crime and gangsters were at a height in many parts of the U.S. Alcohol was banned, spawning the rise of Bootlegging and mob activity. Chicago , Illinois experienced more than it’s share of mobs and gangsters. On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1929, four gangsters dressed up as policemen, massacred seven members of a rival gang. Did you Know? February 14th was formerly thought to be the first day of bird’s mating for the season. This sparked the custom of sending valentines to each other. Today’s Quote: Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight! – – Phyllis Diller
Rose Colors and Their Meaning – This just might be the most important information you need to know about for giving flowers on this day. Send the right message. Hint: red roses signifies love. But, what about the other colors? Romantic Thought for Today: If you love someone, set them free. If they come back, it means nobody else wanted them. …… Set them free again.
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