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  • Every February, 14

  • flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones

  • in the name of St. Valentine

  • Who is this mysterious saint

  • and why do we celebrate this holiday?

  • One legend says

  • the Emperor decided that single men were better soldiers

  • so he forbade marriage.

  • Valentine

  • continued to perform marriages

  • for young lovers in secret.

  • When it was discovered

  • the priest was put to death.

  • According to another legend

  • Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting

  • While in prison

  • Valentine fell in love with a young girl

  • his jailor's daughter.

  • Before his death

  • he wrote her a letter, which he signed

  • 'From your Valentine'

  • an expression that is in use today.

  • Nowadays

  • lovers express their love by presenting flowers, sweets, and greeting cards

  • known asvalentines

  • Modern Valentine's Day symbols include

  • doves

  • heart-shaped outline

  • and the Cupid.

  • Interesting statistics about Valentine's Day

  • On Valentine's Day

  • one billion cards are sent

  • world-wide.

  • Almost 85 percent of all valentines

  • are purchased by women.

  • Valentine's Day isNumber 1 holiday for florists”.

  • Around 15% of U.S. women

  • send themselves flowers on Valentine's Day.

  • The average number of wedding proposals on Valentine's Day

  • is 220,000

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Every February, 14

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