12 things you never knew about Valentine’s Day

In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They wore that name pinned to their sleeves for one week for everyone to see. This was the origin of the expression “to wear your heart on your sleeve.” In 1537, England’s King Henry VII offi cially declared Feb. 14 the holiday of St. Valentine. Richard Cadbury produced the fi rst box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day in the late 1800s. More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine’s Day. 73 percent of people...

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