Roses are red, violets are blue — celebrate Feb. 14 with trivia too!
According to reports, consumers spend $650 million annually on Valentine’s Day. While Feb. 14 is one of the most consumer-driven days of the year — filled with candy, chocolates, flowers and more — it all centers around that elusive human emotion, love.
Valentine’s Day is the premier time to show affection for those most special and dear; however, it wasn’t always that way. The holiday’s namesake dates all the way back to the third century when St. Valentine, a priest who performed secret marriages in defiance of Roman Emperor Claudius II, was executed for treason on Feb. 14.
Although many people attribute the evolution of Valentine’s Day to Hallmark, there’s a mass of little-known facts behind this heartfelt holiday. Brush up on your trivia (to impress that special someone, perhaps?) below: