February 14th marks the Feast of Saint Valentine. It’s a well-known holiday that generates a lot of worldwide buzz, especially for couples. In our modern day celebrations, cue a tradition of chocolates. Add in the language of flowers – usually of the rosy kind. Think rose petals decorating chocolate, gift boxes or cards. A celebration of colors with deep reds, soft pinks, and also quite a lot of bling – mostly with jewelry. Combine that with whispers of sweet nothings and the promise of romance. All of these signify love and good feelings for Valentine’s Day every February.
Here are a few interesting facts about Valentine’s Day:
♥ We use roses, particularly red ones to signify love, even now, since the ancient Greeks did. Red roses symbolize passion and beauty. A darker red signifies a blooming love, and bright red shows romance.
♥ Ever wondered why the angel Cupid is so often used as a symbol for Valentine’s Day? According to history, he was called Eros by the Greeks and was the God of Love. Renaissance artists portrayed him as a mischievous cherub in their paintings, and the image of him stuck with most people until this day and age.
♥ Chocolates have always been a classic Valentine’s gift. The origins of how this sweet treat came to be used to symbolize romance stems from the Victorian era, where men instinctively knew the way to a woman’s heart was giving chocolate.
Aside from being touted as a Hallmark-y tradition, it’s also a pretty booming business. Studies show that it’s not just couples, but teachers and co-workers who receive gifts for Valentine’s too. People all over the world send and receive cards, candy
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