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Fri, Feb 14, 2025

Interesting Facts

Valentine’s Day, celebrated on February 14th each year, has its origins in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, a spring celebration that was eventually Christianized in honor of Saint Valentine, a martyr who became associated with the tradition of courtly love.

The custom of exchanging love notes on Valentine’s Day began in the Middle Ages, with the oldest known valentine still in existence today being a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

In the 18th century, the practice of exchanging hand-made valentines began to grow in popularity in England, evolving into the commercial production of valentine’s cards in the 19th century, making it the second-largest seasonal card-sending time of the year after Christmas.

Today, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in various ways around the globe, involving gifts such as flowers, chocolates, and jewelry, as a manifestation of love and affection towards partners, friends, and family.

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