Got a special gift, occasion, or treat lined up for Valentine’s Day? Ever wonder how the holiday got started?
St. Valentine was a third century priest who performed secret wedding ceremonies. The origin of the holiday itself, however, traces back to an ancient Roman celebration of Lupercalia, to purify the city and promote health and fertility.
In medieval times, girls would sometimes eat unusual foods on St. Valentine’s Day to make them dream of their future husband. In 1537, King Henry VIII officially declared February 14th Valentine’s Day. Ironically, he was fond of the term “sweetheart” and used it frequently. And in the late 1800s, Richard Cadbury came up with the first Valentine’s Day candy box.
These days, Valentine’s Day is the second most popular holiday for sending cards…next to only Christmas. We’re talking about one billion cards a year. Over 50 million roses are bought each Valentine’s Day. And those heart-shaped boxes of tasty chocolate? More than 35 million!
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Speaking of literature displays, the oldest known Valentine’s Day card dates back to the 1400s and you can see it at the British Museum in London!