Friday, February 14, 2014
Richard Cadbury produced the 1st box of chocolates for Valentine's Day in the late 1800's.
More than 35 million heart shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day.
Casanova, well known as "The World's Greatest Lover" ate chocolate to make him virile.
The ancient Romans celebrated the Feast of Lupercalia on Feb. 14 in honor of Juno, the queen of the Roman gods & goddesses. Juno was also the goddess of women & marriage.
In 1537, England's King Henry Vll officially declared Feb. 14 the holiday of St. Valentine's Day.
Girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods on Valentine's Day to make them dream of their future spouses.
The red rose was the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
189 million stems of roses are sold in the U.S. on Valentine's Day.
A love knot is a symbol of undying love, as it's twisting loops have no beginning and no end.