We are in the month of February again. Millions of people around the world should be preparing to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their partners and loved ones on the
The St. Valentine is in everyone’s mind as we celebrate Valentine’s day in his name.
There are many legends behind how a day for lovers emerged in human history. The most popular is the one involved with St. Valentine, a priest who lived in Rome during the 3rd century.
There was a standing order by the emperor Cladious that prohibited men from marrying during wartime. St. Valentine went against this rule and conducted marriages of lovers secretly without the knowledge of the authorities. Cladious when found out sentenced him to death.
Many believe that Valentine’s Day in February is celebrated to commensurate the death of St.Valantine who always understood the mind and emotions of young lovers.
If this legend is true, Valantine’s day has started with the Romans.
Valentine’s Day celebrations are not complete without exchanging some lovely cards.
Ester Howland, born in Worcester was an artist and businesswoman. Her father owned the largest stationary and bookstore in Worcester.
She was gifted
She can be called the Mother of Valentine’ for popularizing Valentine’s cards in the US.
Mostly we see everything in red during Valentine’s Day. Shops are decorated in red, merchandise packed in red and red heart-shaped balloons swaying all around are
Red indicates love, passion
Apart from the above, there are many other stories as well around why the
As per some theory, red dye was difficult to make during olden times hence was very expensive. So only rich and royals could afford to buy the
Many countries have the
According to some research red
Valentine’s Day is also a season of significant economic activity today. And for the commercial purpose red is a good choice. In
Pink is another
Oliver Chase, a pharmacist from Boston is the one who has invented the machine that could be used to make lozenges (which is a medicine used for
His brother Daniel is the man behind the ‘conversation hearts’. He was inspired by Esther
In 1866, Daniel figured out a way to print sentimental messages in candies using some kind of vegetable dye. These candies were much bigger and were not in heart shape initially. They came in the shape of baseballs, watches and the like.
Long messages were printed in those big candies such as “ How long shall I wait? Please be considerate”.
The most preferred flowers for the day is roses in general and red roses in particular. Roses are not cheap. They just start to bloom after the winter. What is pricy and sought after is what you would love to give to your valentine.
Rather than giving a tangible gift, the shift lately is about gifting ‘experiences’. A yacht cruise, an adventure holiday together, a spa session or a ticket to attend a special concert are all
Experiential gifting shows intimacy and
According to a survey, people in the US spent more than 18 Billion on Valentine’s day which was above 19.6 Billion in 2018. This year again the figure is expected to grow this year as well.
In the year 2018, more than 55
As per details, men spend twice as much as what is spent by women on Valentine’s Day.
As per the 2018
Though the Western countries celebrate the day of romance with all their heart, there are a few countries that have banned the celebration of Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day is not a favorite day of celebration in Malaysia lately. Many times hotels are raided and couples in close contacts are arrested.
In India as well there were many instances were couples celebrating Valentine’s Day had to face rage from police and some fundamentalist outfits.