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Fun facts around the world about Valentine's day

Valentine's Day AROUND THE WORLD The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs. Before his execution, Valentine wrote a card to his beloved and signed it, "from your Valentine." It was deleted from the General Roman Calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI. In Finland and Estonia Valentine's Day is called "Ystävänpäivä"-"Friend's Day". St. Valentine is buried in Dublin, Ireland. In Lithuania and Latvia, people put stickers on friends' and relatives' faces and clothing. In Japan, women give chocolate to men, a 'tradition' started by chocolate companies. In Norfolk UK, 'Jack' Valentine leaves sweets and presents for children. In Slovenia it's the day when work begins in the vineyards and fields. Lupercalia, February : 13-15, was an archaic : fertility rite in Rome. In Taiwan roses are given. One rose means "only love" and 108 means "marry me." 15% of American women send flowers to themselves. In Wales, many celebrate Dydd Santes Dwynwen on January 25, the patron saint of Welsh lovers. In India a political party called Valentine's Day, "a Western onslaught on India's culture to attract youth for commercial purposes." Australian men In Venezuela, in 2009, President Hugo Chávez set a referendum vote for February 15, because "on the 14th, there will be no time of doing nothing... maybe a little kiss or something very superficial". buy more cards than women. A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet. WHAT'S 14 FEBRUARY CALLED AROUND THE WORLD? A San Saint Valentín Dia dos Namorados Valentin Lovers Day Valentinsdag Sõbrapäev Friends Day Araw ng mga Puso Hearts Day Ystävänpäivä Friends Day SPAIN Día del Amor y la Amistad FRANCE PORTUGAL Day of Love & Friendship Ημέρα του Αγίου Βαλεντίνου & BRAZIL DENMARK & NORWAY ESTONIA PHILIPPINES LATIN AMERICA GREECE FINLAND Did You Know? Over 1 billion cards are sent on Valentine's Day. That's 1 card for every 7 people! target online marketing wwW.TARGETONLINEMARKETING.COM

Fun facts around the world about Valentine's day

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Fun facts around the world about Valentine's day


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