10 surprising facts about Valentine’s day…

10 surprising facts about Valentine’s day… 02 Feb 2017

Love it or hate it, Valentine's Day is just around the corner… Whether you're single or coupled up, chances are you have a thing or two to learn about love.

We have selected 10 of the most surprising info about this holiday

  • Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them. It is the second most celebrated holiday around the world (after New Year’s Day).

  • Malaysia, Iran, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and Pakistan have banned Valentine’s day! Celebrating Valentine's Day with flowers, chocolates or a glass of wine could result in severe punishment.

  • In Japan, women give chocolates to their boyfriends, male friends and co-workers on Valentine's Day. Men return the favor on March 14, known as White Day, by handing out white chocolates, lingerie and jewelry to their female friends and loved ones.

  • One day isn’t enough for the Argentineans. They take a week to celebrate Valentine’s Day and in addition to February 14 they also set aside seven days in July for “sweetness week”!

  • Valentine’s day is not the most popular holiday for greeting cards. Christmas is more popular…

  • Teachers receive the most Valentine’s Day cards

  • Nearly three quarters of men will buy flowers on Valentine’s Day

  • Pets can be your Valentine too. About 3 percent of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets.

  • Women buy most of the Valentine’s gifts – even the ones for themselves!

  • The most fantastic gift of love is the Taj Mahal in India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife.


So… What will you give to your partner or pet?


There are some old classics you can always fall back on, like flowers, chocolate or jewels. But why not try something a little more original?
An engraved gift always gives that personal touch… You can engrave a lot of things with a personal message or even with a picture

Have a look here if you would like to surprise a special someone this year…

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