Valentines Quiz
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❤️ Valentine's Day Quiz!

Valentine’s Day is a special day of the year for many, but have you ever wondered where it originated from or what some of the interesting traditions are?

To help celebrate this special day, here’s a look at some fun Valentine’s Day trivia.

Valentine's Day Trivia

The holiday traces its roots back to ancient Rome. During the festival of Lupercalia, young men would draw names out of a box and spend time with the woman whose name they had drawn. This tradition was later adapted by Christians to honor St. Valentine and his martyrdom in 270 AD.

Valentine's Connections

Valentine’s Day also has some interesting connections to other holidays and events throughout history. One connection is that it was believed by some that birds started mating on Valentine’s Day in England during the Middle Ages. This gave rise to the phrase “the birds and the bees” which is still used today when talking about sex education!

Another interesting link between Valentine's Day and other holidays is its relation to Easter eggs. Some believe that Easter eggs were originally given as Valentines because they symbolized fertility, love, and new life — all things associated with romance! Valentine’s Day cards are also an integral part of the holiday — but did you know that it was believed by some that Cupid himself invented them? In fact, it wasn't until much later in history that people actually began exchanging cards on Valentine's Day!

Origins Of Valentine's Traditions

The origins of giving flowers as gifts can also be traced back to Valentine's Day traditions. It was believed by some that certain flowers could be used as symbols of love or friendship when gifted on this day -- especially roses! The color even matters; red roses signify passionate love while white roses are often seen as a sign of innocence or purity. Valentine's cards have become an important part of celebrating this special day too, with many businesses printing their own unique designs each year!

There are even competitions held each year around Europe for who can make the most beautiful card designs – so if you think you have what it takes why not give one a try?

Why is 14th February Valentine's Day?

The 8th century Gelasian Sacramentary recorded the celebration of the Feast of Saint Valentine on February 14. The day became associated with romantic love in the 14th and 15th centuries when notions of courtly love flourished, apparently by association with the "lovebirds" of early spring.

Finally, did you know that February 14th isn't just celebrated in Western culture? In Japan, women give chocolate gifts to men on White Day (March 14th), which is their version of Valentine's Day – though there aren't any romantic connotations associated with these gifts! Whether you choose to celebrate this day alone or with someone special, there are plenty of ways you can get involved in celebrating this occasion – from exchanging chocolates or flowers with loved ones to learning about its fascinating history and traditions!

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