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Valentines Day FUN FACTS!!!

1. In the Middle Ages young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear the chosen name pinned on their sleeves for one week so that it would be easy for other people to know their true feelings. This is where the phrase “to wear your heart on your sleeve” comes from!

2. Cupid, son of Venus and the Roman god of love and beauty, is a symbol of Valentine’s Day.  In the myth anyone shot in the heart by one of Cupid’s arrows would fall hopelessly in love!

3. In addition to the U.S., Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Australia, Denmark and Italy.

4. Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine’s Day each year.

5. Richard Cadbury produced the first box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day in the late 1800′s and every year over 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold  for Valentine’s Day…yuuuuuum!

6. 73 percent of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men,  27 percent are women and 3 percent of pet owners will give Valentines cards to their pets!

7. Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an “Improvement in Telegraphy”, on Valentine’s Day, 1876.

8. The oldest surviving love poem to date is written on a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians around 3500 BC.

9. The phrase “Sweets for the sweet” is a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 1.

10. The heart is associated with Valentine’s Day and  is considered the source of all human emotions. The symbol is the universal sign of love and its red color is considered as the most romantic!


Don’t let this be you!

 Dress up for the first annual PRHS Ugly Sweater Contest TOMORROand may the odds be ever in your favor (oh wait, errrr)! 


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