Valentine's Day Facts

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Hello people, how are you today?
I would first like to congratulate all of you Valentine's Day and wish you lots of love and happiness.
Since I opened the blog recently I decided to make my first post dedicated to this special day.
I prepared for you some interesting facts about this holliday of love, so lets start ...

1. Valentine's Day started with Romans.
One of the theory is that while the Roman Emperor Claudius II was trying to bolster his army, he forbade young men to get married because he thought single men make better soldiers. In the spirit of love, St. Valentine defied the ban and performed secret marriages. For his disobedience, Valentine was executed on February 14.

2. Valentines's Day is second most popular holliday for greeting cards
Just after Christmas Valentine's Day is the second most popular greeting card giving occasion according to the Greeting Card Association, 190 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually.

3. Caramel-flavored chocolates are the most popular in a Valentine’s Day chocolate box.
Is Valentine’s Day a celebration of chocolate? Either way, a box of chocolates—likely in the shape of a heart—is one of the most popular gifts on February 14. In the US, every year, chocolate sales reach or exceed $20 billion!

4.Roses are the flower of Love

A beautiful bouquet of roses might be the best gift for your Valentine but do you know why they are associated with this day? The red rose is believed to be the flower Venus, the Roman Goddess of Love, really liked and therefore it became a symbol of love.
Also , The number of roses you give on Valentine’s Day also has meaning. One rose is good for a whirlwind romance. Giving two means you’re trying to apologize. A bouquet of 12 is reserved for marriage proposals, and 36 is to profess true love and 101 roses signifies the craziest love of all.

5.Wearing your heart on your sleeve is tradition

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names to see who their Valentine would be. They would wear the name pinned to their sleeve for one week so that everyone would know their supposed true feelings.

6.A common symbol of Valentine’s Day is Cupid

The Roman god of love. The son of Venus and Mars, he was originally depicted as a young man who would sharpen his arrows on a grindstone whetted with blood from an infant, though now he is commonly presented as a pudgy baby. This transformation occurred during the Victorian era when business owners wanted to promote Valentine’s Day as more suitable for women and children.

7.The chocolate box has been around for more than 140 years.

The first Valentine's Day box of chocolates was introduced by Richard Cadbury in 1868.

8.Tradition in U.S. and U.K.

Traditionally, young girls in the U.S. and the U.K. believed they could tell what type of man they would marry depending on the type of bird they saw first on Valentine’s Day. If they saw a blackbird, they would marry a clergyman, a robin redbreast indicated a sailor, and a goldfinch indicated a rich man. A sparrow meant they would marry a farmer, a bluebird indicated a happy man, and a crossbill meant an argumentative man. If they saw a dove, they would marry a good man, but seeing a woodpecker meant they would not marry at all.


How do you spend Valentine's Day?
Do you enjoy this day?
Write me in the comments and thank you for reading.

Till the next post ... ;)





Pozdrav ljudi, kako ste danas?
Prvo bih želeo da čestitam svima vama Dan zaljubljenih i da vam poželim puno ljubavi i sreće.
Pošto sam nedavno otvorio blog odlučio sam da moj prvi post bude posvećen bas ovom posebnom danu.
Pripremio sam za vas neke interesantne činjenice o ovom prazniku ljubavi,pa da počnemo ...

1.Dan Zaljubljenih je počeo sa Rimljanima

Jedan od teorija je da dok je Rimski car Klaudije II pokušavao da ojača svoju vojsku, on je zabranio mladim ljudima da se venčavaju jer je smatrao da su slobodni muškarci bolji vojnici. U duhu ljubavi, Sveti Valentin prkosio je zabrani i izvodio je tajna venčanja. Zbog njegove neposlušnosti, Valentin je bio pogubljen 14. februara.

2. Dan Zaljubljenih je drugi najpopularniji praznik za darivanje čestitki

Odmah nakon Božica Dan zaljubljenih je drugi najpopularniji praznik za darivanje čestitki, prema Svetskom Udruženju za čestitke, 190 miliona Valentinovih Čestitki se svake godine razmeni.

3. Čokolade sa ukusom karamele su najpopularnije u toku Dana zaljubljenih.

Da li je Dan zaljubljenih praznik čokolade? U svakom slučaju, kutija čokolade verovatno u obliku srca je jedan od najpopularnijih poklona 14. februara U SAD, svake godine, prodaja čokolada dostigne ili premaši 20 milijardi $!

4.Ruže su cvet ljubavi

Predivan buket ruža može biti najbolji poklon za vašu lepsu polovinu, ali da li znate zašto su povezane sa danasnjim danom? Cvena ruža - Veruje se da je cvet Venere veoma voljene, rimske Boginje Ljubavi i zbog toga je ona postala simbol ljubavi.
Isto tako, broj ruža koji dajete na Dan zaljubljenih ima značenje. Jedna ruža predstavlja vrtoglavu romansu. Davanje dva znači da izvinjenje. Buket od  12 ruža je rezervisan za brak, 36 ruža iskazuje pravu ljubav i 101 ruža označava najluđu ljubav ikada.


5.Nošenje srca na rukavu je tradicija

U srednjem veku, mladi muškarci i žene pisali su imena da bih videli ko ce biti njihov Valentin. Oni bi nositi ime na rukavu nedelju dana, tako da bih svi znali njihova prava osecanja.

6. Zajednički simbol Dana zaljubljenih je Kupidon
Rimski bog ljubavi. Sin Venere i Marsa, opisan je kao nemirni, krilati dečak koji prati Veneru ili Viktoriju, a predstavljan je sa zlatnim tobolcem, lukom i strelama. Ove strele pobuđivale su želju. Njegove strele su nazivane „strelama požude“, ali su neke imale i moć da ljude odvrate od onih koji su u njih zaljubljeni.

7.Kutija za čokoladu postoji oko više od 140 godina.

Prva kutija čokolade za Dan Zaljubljenih predstavljena je od strane Ricarda Kadburija u 1868.

8.Tradicija u Americi i Velikoj Britaniji

Tradicionalno, mlade devojke u SAD i Ujedinjenom Kraljevstvu verovale su da mogu predvideti za koji tip čoveka ce se udati  u zavisnosti od vrste ptice koje bih prvi put videli na Dan zaljubljenih. Ako su videle Crnog Kosa, onda bi se udale za sveštenika,  crvendac bi ukazivao na mornara, a zlatnik ukazuju na bogatog čoveka. Vrabac bi značil da ce se udati za seljaka, plava ptica bi ukazala srecnog čoveka, a krstokljun bi značio argumentovanog čoveka. Ako bi videle goluba, oni bi se udale za dobrog čoveka, ali ako bi videle detlica to bi značilo da ne bi udale uopšte.

Kako vi provodite Dan Zaljubljenih?
Da li uzivate u ovom danu?
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22 comments


  1. Zanimljive činjenice si naveo, sviđa mi se.
    Ako dobro vidim ,ovo ti je prvi post! :)
    Srećno! :D
    Kathy's delight

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    1. Hvala ti puno , baš mi je drago da ti se sviđa moj prvi post! :D

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  2. Wow so many facts I didn't know about Valentines Day!

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  3. So many facts I didn't know about valentine's day, every day is like school as you learn something new :) great post! :)

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  4. So many facts and I'm surprised that I actually knew a few, particularly the roman origin and the middle ages saying of heart on your sleeve. I'm not a massive holiday type of person but I do love valentine's day! x

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    1. I am glad to share with people interesting new informations. :D

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  5. It's always interesting to know the facts behind a special day, like Valentine's Day for example. The tradition about the type of birds relate to love is quite fascinating!

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    1. This is fascinating definitely :D I totally support you :D

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  6. Hi Thomas! What a great post- so many facts I didn't know about Valentine's Day! I celebrated this year by relaxing and having some "me" time & then later I spent some time with my boyfriend. Check it out here: http://thebbar.org/relationships/valentines-day-just-us/

    Thanks again for sharing this awesome post!

    Bea ( www.thebbar.org )

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    1. Thank you so much! :D I just saw your post it is amazing and cute :D You two are very cute couple :D

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  7. Great post Tomas! Thank you for sharing all this knowledge with us.

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  8. Interesting.. thanks for sharing xx

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  9. Interesting facts! I didn't know it's from Romans!

    Nora / https://dreamerachiever.com

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    1. Thank you Nora I also find out that last year from my parents :D

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  10. Jako zanimljive činjenice si naveo, meni se baš sviđa da čitam takve postove. Samo nastavi tako.

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