Do you know the history of Valentine’s Day? Does it even interest you? Do you think it’s just another day in the calendar year? Well, there are a few facts about this day that may interest you.
The origins of this day come from a Roman festival that was held in Mid-February to celebrate the coming of Spring which included fertility rites and the pairing off of women with men by lottery. The olden day version and more controversial method of today’s Tinder.
It has been noted that men do majority of spending on Valentine’s Day with sending flowers to their loved one. In Australia over 5 million flowers are expected to be delivered, making it the busiest day of the year for florists. The most popular flower of choice are a dozen of red roses.
Valentine’s Day is a popular day for proposals and weddings. It has also been found that more at home pregnancy tests are sold in March than in any other month.
In America, the profession that receives the most Valentine’s gifts are teachers. While, in Japan women are the primary gift givers showering men with chocolate.
Back home in Australia, a recent survey found that 54% don’t believe in celebrating, 53% say it’s more a chore than a special day. 41% of Australians are bored with the same old Valentine’s gifts, 19% will go out for dinner to celebrate whereas 21% will have a special dinner at home. Could it be that Australians aren’t as romantic or is it that people are just sceptical as it’s often accused of being too commercialised.
February the 14th is a day of love, all kinds of love. So wherever you fall in those statistics if you are loved or love someone, you’re winning whether it’s shown on Valentine’s Day or any day of the year