Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

19 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Valentines Day.

Valentine's Day is here, which means it's time to exchange roses, send love letters or cards, online or otherwise, to the person you love. Hopefully, you made a reservation at some fancy dining establishment ahead of time because it's too late to do anything about it now. But whether you're single or coupled up, chances are you're ready to celebrate Valentine's Day with a friend or with someone you're in love with. But there are some interesting facts about one of the loveliest holidays that you probably didn't know about like how many flowers will be delivered this year, or how long do Valentine's Day chocolates actually last. But these facts will certainly shed some light on this popular holiday that we celebrate every 14th of February.

Red hearts are a huge symbol on Valentine's Day, and there's a perfectly good explanation for that.

Long ago, people assumed that love came from the heart, because it pumps blood, and the color of blood is red. So naturally, red hearts became a thing. Also, Egyptians left the heart of the dead alone before mummifying someone because they thought it was invaluable for the person's journey into the afterlife.

When it comes to spending, consumers are expected to spend lots of cash in 2018 for Valentine's Day.

Since 55 percent of the population in the U.S. will celebrate Valentine's Day this year, the NRF's annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics suggests that each individual will spend $143.56, which is higher than last year's $136.57.

No one knows how St. Valentine became synonymous with love, but this is the origin of the word.

Etymologists claim that that the Norman word "galantin," meant "lover of women." But since the letters "v" and "g" were interchangeable, the word was often pronounced as valentin or valanta, which eventually turned into Valentine.

UPS will be very busy this year delivering an estimated 88 million flowers on Valentine's Day.

The National Retail Federation claims Americans will invest $2 billion on flowers, which is only about 10 percent of what folks pay for V-Day gifts alone. And it's UPS who will have to handle the 514,000 boxes of flowers, which weigh a total of 8 million pounds this year.

It's expected that one in five Americans will show their pets some loving on Valentine's Day.

Regardless of whether your pet is your one true love, or you divide your heart between a human and an animal, a lot of pets will be turning their heads and wondering why their owners are gifting them such lovely gifts or treats, in mid-February.

It's expected that one in five Americans will show their pets some loving on Valentine's Day.


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