5 Things You Should Know About Valentine’s Day

Love is indeed in the air this February. Everyone’s busy falling in love, finding a date or just simply wanting to treat their mom something special. Whether you’re available and looking for your forever or busy completing relationship goals with bae, chances are there are things you still need to know about love. Read on for 5 things you should know about the holiday.

1. Valentine’s Day Began with the Romans

There are actually two theories where Valentine’s day started.  The first one, where people are mostly familiar, the Roman Emperor Claudius II tried to strengthen his army by forbidding young men to marry. (It seemed that single men make better soldiers). In the spirit of love, St. Valentine disregarded the ban and performed secret marriages. In result of his disobedience, he was executed on February 14.

The second theory is that the day originated from Lupercalia, a harsh Roman Festival on February 15 where men stripped naked and spanked young women in hopes of raising their fertility.

2. Why do People celebrate Valentine’s Day?

While it’s not known whether its legends are true, the holiday is observed as a day for expressing love between family members, friends and most especially of couples.

3. Ever thought where chocolate boxes originated?

Women of all ages in the Philippines often receive boxes of chocolates from their significant other or suitors. When you see a heart-shaped box full of chocolates – Valentine’s Day immediately comes into your mind right?

Valentine’s Day and chocolate go hand in hand; they’re like inseparable marriage couples. Thanks to the founder of Cadbury chocolates – Richard Cadbury in 1868. He was responsible for the earliest box of Valentine’s Day chocolates.

4. Valentine’s Gift ideas for Bae

Roses and chocolates are so yesterday. How about giving her a bouquet of pizza, or a bouquet of french fries at McDonalds’? We’re in 2017; you have to be practical, right?

If you’re a girl, give him something he likes such as a new gaming keyboard or a new cap maybe? Anything from you will surely be loved!

5. Valentine’s Day Cards are Very Popular

If you’re thinking of giving out a Valentine’s Day card, it’s fine. Did you know there are 190 million Valentine’s Day cards exchanged annually according to the Greeting Card Association? It’s one of the most popular card-giving occasions after Christmas.

Don’t be the last person to know about these facts! It pays to know why you’re celebrating right. It makes the holiday more meaningful and something worth celebrating upon knowing why people celebrate it.

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