32 Facts About Valentine's Day


Saint Valentine's Day is not a public holiday in any country, although it is an official feast day in the Anglican Communion and the Lutheran Church.

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Valentine's Day is buried on the Via Flaminia, but in a different location from Valentine of Rome.

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Valentine's Day's relics are at the Basilica of Saint Valentine in Terni .

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Valentine's Day was martyred in Africa with a number of companions, but nothing more is known about him.

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Valentine's Day has only recently been celebrated as the day of love.

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Valentine's Day is mentioned ruefully by Ophelia in William Shakespeare's Hamlet :.

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The Laura Seddon Greeting Card Collection at Manchester Metropolitan University gathers 450 Valentine's Day cards dating from early nineteenth century Britain, printed by the major publishers of the day.

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The mid-19th century Valentine's Day trade was a harbinger of further commercialized holidays in the U S to follow.

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Millions of people use, every year, digital means of creating and sending Valentine's Day greeting messages such as e-cards, love coupons or printable greeting cards.

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Valentine's Day is considered by some to be a Hallmark holiday due to its commercialization.

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Valentine's Day is celebrated in many East Asian countries with Singaporeans, Chinese and South Koreans spending the most money on Valentine's gifts.

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In most Latin American countries, for example, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, Saint Valentine's Day is known as Dia de los Enamorados or as Dia del Amor y la Amistad .

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Valentine's Day is a major source of economic activity, with total expenditures in 2017 topping $18.

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Some new generation budding poets like Ramin Mazhar, Mahtab Sahel are expressing themselves through poetry using Valentine's Day expressing concerns on any likelihood of erosion of freedoms.

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Valentine's Day was first celebrated in Bangladesh by Shafik Rehman, a journalist and editor of Jaijaidin in 1993.

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Valentine's Day was acquainted with Western culture by studying in London.

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Valentine's Day highlighted Valentine's Day to the Bangladeshi people through Jaijaidin newspaper.

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The "Chinese Valentine's Day" is the Qixi Festival, celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar.

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Valentine's Day celebrations did not catch on in India until around 1992.

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Valentine's Day has been strongly criticized from a postcolonial perspective by intellectuals from the Indian left.

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Valentine's Day said "We are not against love, but we criticize vulgar exhibition of love at public places".

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Since the mid-2000s, Valentine's Day has become increasingly popular in Iran, especially among young people.

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Since 2011, authorities have attempted to discourage celebrations and impose restrictions on the sale and production of Valentine's Day-related goods, although the holiday remains popular as of 2018.

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In Sidon, Valentine's Day is celebrated with the whole family – it is more about family love than a couple's love.

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Concept of Valentine's Day was introduced into Pakistan during the late 1990s with special TV and radio programs.

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In Saudi Arabia, in 2002 and 2008, religious police banned the sale of all Valentine's Day items, telling shop workers to remove any red items, because the day is considered a Christian holiday.

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In 2018, Sheikh Ahmed Qasim Al-Ghamdi, a Saudi cleric and former president of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, said that Valentine's Day is not haram and is compatible with Islamic values.

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In Estonia, Valentine's Day was originally called valentinipaev and later sobrapaev as a calque of the Finnish term.

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In France, a traditionally Catholic country, Valentine's Day is known simply as "Saint Valentin", and is celebrated in much the same way as other western countries.

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The relics of Saint Valentin de Terni, the patron of the St Valentine's Day, are in the Catholic church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Saint-Jean-l'Evangeliste located in the southern France town of Roquemaure, Gard.

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Saint Valentine's Day was introduced to Poland together with the cult of Saint Valentine via Bavaria and Tyrol.

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Celebration of Valentine's Day has been banned in Indonesia, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia due to beliefs the holiday conflicts with Islamic culture.

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