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Transcript of 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?
THE ORIGINS OF
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
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
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
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.
United States and Canada:
A day to express your feelings
to friends and family by
giving them gifts and cards.
1. Names are placed in a bucket.
2. Everyone picks out a name.
3. People give small gifts to the person
4. On Valentines Day, everyone reveals
themselves and give a final gift.
How It Works:
-"Angelito" translates to "little angel."
-Equivalent to Secret Santa.
-Third Saturday of September
-Day of love and friendship.
-Do not celebrate Valentine's Day
on February 14.
-Do not celebrate Valentine's Day
on February 14
-Celebrate it June 12.
or Lovers Day
from July 13-July 20
on July 20
-Leaves small gifts and treats
women can propose
to the men they
want to marry
Couples go out
wearing the same
-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.
BY THE NUMBERS
150 Million Cards
189 Million Flowers
35 Million Heart
8 Billion Candy Hearts
(average annual spending)
1. History and Background:
2. Around The World Traditions:
3. Economic Facts:
Flowers, Chocolates, Proposals and Gifts
"Day of Love and Friendship"
Total of $13.19
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