There are many theories about St Valentine’s Day which we celebrate February 14 every year. But the most popular theory about Valentine’s Day’s origin is that Emperor Claudius II did not want Roman men to marry during wartime.
Bishop Valentine went against his wishes and performed secret weddings. For this, Valentine was jailed and executed. While in jail he wrote a note to the jailor’s daughter signing it “from your Valentine”.
Below are some figures tied around this special day devoted to love.
- 73 percent of people who buy flowers on this day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
- 220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine’s Day each year.
- About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. This makes it the second largest seasonal card sending time of the year, First is Christmas cards.