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About Valentine's Day

When is Valentine's Day? This holiday is always celebrated on February 14

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and lovers. The roots of Valentine’s Day go back to ancient times when people paid honor to the Roman God of Fertility. This was known as the Feast of Lupercalia and was celebrated even then on February 14th. It is a romantic event for lovers and a fun event for kids and families. Many couples become engaged or married on this, the most romantic day of the year. For others, it is a day to fall in love.

The traditions of Valentine’s Day are broad and many. It is a time to exchange cards or small gifts. Chocolates, flowers, jewelry, and romantic dinners are the big hits of this holiday.

For the Record: On Valentine’s Day, 2009, 39,897 couples, friends, and families got together in Mexico City, and kissed for 10 seconds. It’s the world record for the most simultaneous kisses. More Valentine’s Day Trivia

Did you know? While 75% of chocolate purchases are made by women all year long, during the days and minutes before Valentine’s Day, 75% of the chocolate purchases are made by men.  Over $ 1 billion of chocolate is purchased for Valentine’s Day.  See more Chocolate Trivia

Rose Colors and Their Meaning – This just might be the most important information you need to know about for giving flowers on this day. Send the right message. Hint: red roses signify love. But, what about the other colors?

Saint Valentine is the patron saint for this day.

Romantic Thought for Today: If you love someone, set them free. If they come back, it means nobody else wanted them. …… Set them free again.

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Flowers That Say "LOVE"

Many flowers express love in some way or other.  They are popular for Valentine’s Day, but may be better for your budget than a dozen roses. Here is a partial list:

Roses:  The red rose is the universal symbol of romantic love. Need we say more!?

The Valentine Flower – Sure, red roses symbolize love. But, did you know there’s a flower, and it is not a rose, that is called the Valentine Flower!? See the Valentine Flower

Forget-Me-Not – These perennial flowers are a sing of love or friendship. Pretty blue flowers are irresistible.

Love-In-A-Mist – When you are in love, you’re on Cloud Nine.

Cyclamen – This popular Valentine’s Day gift has heart-shaped leaves. The most popular are varieties are those with red flowers. Gee, I wonder why…..

Mistletoe – According to tradition, you kiss your intended under the Mistletoe at Christmas. You can also do so on Valentine’s Day. Good luck finding Mistletoe in February…..

Passion Flower – ignite your passion.

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Saint Valentine's Day Massacre

This day is not completely about love. During the “Roaring Twenties (1920’s)”, mobs, crime, and gangsters were at a height in many parts of the U.S. Alcohol was banned, spawning the rise of Bootlegging and mob activity. Chicago, Illinois experienced more than its share of mobs and gangsters. On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1929, four gangsters dressed up as policemen, massacred seven members of a rival gang.

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Valentine's Fun and Humor

Romance Mathematics……Does love add up?

More Valentine’s Day Trivia – Amaze your Valentine, with your knowledge of this day.

Did you Know? February 14th was formerly thought to be the first day of bird mating for the season. This sparked the custom of sending valentines to each other.

Today's Quote

‘Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight!’ – – Phyllis Diller

Related Holidays

We know you’re going to have a whole lot of lovin’ on this Feast of Lupercalia. But, if you want even more love and romance, see these holidays:

Kiss Your Mate Day – guys, do not forget this one. Kiss her, then read her some poetry.

International and National Kissing Day

More About Today

This Day in History

Famous February Birthdays

Flower of the Day: Forget-Me-Nuts

Recipe of the Day: Hershey’s Kisses Peanut Butter Blossoms

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