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Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day
By: Zaidy Paiewonsky
1. History and Background Information

2. Around The World and Cultural Traditions

3. Economic Facts

Where Did This Day Come From?
How Is It Celebrated Around The World?
How Much Money Is Made During This Day?
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FEBRUARY
HISTORY AND
BACKGROUND
INFORMATION
THE ORIGINS OF
VALENTINE'S DAY
three legends
LEGEND #1:
Emperor Claudius II passed a law that young men cannot marry.

Valentine secretly married young couples.

Emperor Claudius II found out and ordered Valentine to be executed February 14, 270 A.D
LEGEND #2:
Valentine was a Priest who helped Christians and
was imprisoned because of it.

While in Prison, Valentine fell in love with the jailor's daughter and exchanged
love letters
with her.

The jailor then found out and Valentine was executed
on February 14, 270 A.D

He signed his last letter to the jailor's daughter:
FROM YOUR VALENTINE

LEGEND #3:
Lupercalia:
fertility festival celebrated in Ancient Rome on February 15.
Women names were placed in bucket, men would choose name and the couple would pair up and play games and activities throughout the evening.
Most couples married later on.
Lupercalia was later frowned upon by religious priests. It was decided to practice the same tradition but change the day (to 1 earlier) and call it Valentine's Day in honor of Saint Valentine.
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Valentine's
Day
United States and Canada:
A day to express your feelings
to friends and family by
giving them gifts and cards.
Dominican Republic:
1. Names are placed in a bucket.

2. Everyone picks out a name.

3. People give small gifts to the person
they selected.

4. On Valentines Day, everyone reveals
themselves and give a final gift.
How It Works:
-"Angelito" translates to "little angel."
-Equivalent to Secret Santa.
Colombia:
-Third Saturday of September
-Day of love and friendship.
Brazil:
-Do not celebrate Valentine's Day
on February 14.

-Do not celebrate Valentine's Day
on February 14
-Celebrate it June 12.
-Boyfriend/Girlfriend Day
or Lovers Day
Argentina:
-Celebrate
"Sweetness Week"
from July 13-July 20
-Celebrate
"Friendship Day"
on July 20
-Celebrate
"Valentine's Day"
on
February 14.
Norfolk, England:
-Jack Valentine
-Leaves small gifts and treats
Netherlands:
women can propose
to the men they
want to marry
Vietnam:
Couples go out
wearing the same
style/color clothes
South Africa:
-Similar to "Lupercalia" festivals
1. Women names are placed
in a bucket
2. Men pick out name.
3. The couple spends time
playing games and activities together.
VALENTINE'S DAY
BY THE NUMBERS
150 Million Cards
189 Million Flowers
35 Million Heart
Shaped Chocolate
220,000 Proposals
8 Billion Candy Hearts
$13.19
BILLION
(average annual spending)
So...
How
Much
Money
Are
Talking
About?
We
1. History and Background:
2. Around The World Traditions:
3. Economic Facts:
3 legends.
Flowers, Chocolates, Proposals and Gifts
"Day of Love and Friendship"
Total of $13.19
Billion

Bibliography:
"Valentines Day Statistics." Statistic Brain RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2013.
Holly, Buddy. "Valentine's Day History, Symbols, Folklore & Phobias by Brownielocks." True Loves Ways." N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2013
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Summers, Shannon. "The History of Valentine's Day." Spoonful. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2013.
“Valentine's Day By the Numbers.” 2013. The History Channel website. Oct 25 2013.
"Valentine's Day Facts." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2013.
Solis, Cindy. "Valentines’ Day Celebrations Around the World." Valentines’ Day Celebrations Around the World. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Oct. 2013.
Noreen. "10 Strange and Wonderful Valentine’s Day Traditions from Around The World." Today I Found Out RSS. N.p., 11 Feb. 2013. Web. 25 Oct. 2013.
love
friendship
Couples
proposals
gifts
chocolate
flowers
secret admirers
FEB. 14
candy
hearts
red
pink
white
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