19 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Valentines Day.
Wales really knows how to get into the Valentine's Day spirit with these lovely gifts as well.
They give carved wooden love spoons to their significant others on Valentine's Day. It wasn't uncommon to find carvings of keys and keyholes as well as hearts on the spoons themselves. These carvings symbolized that someone's heart would be unlocked and opened for true love.
There's a deeper historical meaning to the saying that you wear your heart on your sleeve.
Way back during the middle ages, young people would pick a name out of a bowl to figure out who their Valentine was. Then they placed that name on their sleeve for one week, in order to hopefully seal the deal.
Juliet from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet gets thousands of letters addressed to her in Verona, Italy.
People began leaving notes for the tragic heroine on a landmark that represents Juliet's tomb centuries ago. Eventually, people around the world started sending mail to the town of Verona. By the 1990s, the city created the Juliet Club office to answer the 6,000 plus letters with a handwritten response.
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There's a world record on Valentine's Day for the most people who were kissing at the same time.
The honor of breaking that record went to Mexico City, when 40,000 citizens locked lips on Saturday in the middle of town. This has got to be one of the largest symbolic gestures of romantic love in a very long time.
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Girls in Germany knew that the best way to land a date on Valentine's Day required gardening.
Some suggested that German girls would place the name of a boy next to the onions and plant them in the ground. The first onion to grow nearest to the name of the boy would be the name of the boy the girl would end up marrying.
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