Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Seven Fun Facts
Another year rolls around, and soon it’s Valentine’s Day: a day to share chocolates and show love. Most people know the holiday was named after the martyred St. Valentine, but most do not know that there was more than one priest named “Valentine” or “Valentinus.” So, what more do we not know about Valentine’s Day?
2. Some, to simply pass time, celebrate Valentine’s Day with horror movies (ex: My Bloody Valentine, 1981)
3. “XOXO” has Christian origins. The “X” symbolized the Christian cross, and the “O” represented a kiss. Thus, it became known as “sealed with a kiss.”
5. “Sweetheart” candies were first created with machines meant for making cough drops. They were created by the pharmacist and inventor Oliver Chase, who first came up with the concept of printing messages on candy in 1866.