Roses are red, Zadavaka is blue, sugar is sweet, here’s a Valentine's Day quiz for you!
St. Valentine’s Day is one of the most romantic dates of the year; it certainly deserves a quiz of its own, so welcome to our St. Valentine’s Day quiz!
Before you start answering the questions, read this collection of fun St. Valentine’s Day trivia – it will certainly help you earn more WisePoints!
Who is Valentine? February, 14 was officially declared St. Valentine’s Day by King Henry VII of England in 1537. The origin of St. Valentine’s Day is still in question, but one of the most popular theories involves a Roman bishop, who contradicted Emperor Claudius II and secretly married people. The Emperor issued an order to jail and execute the bishop; the order was put into effect on February, 14.
Heart on your sleeve. Did you know that in medieval times young man and women who wanted to find their sweetheart drew notes with names from a bowl, pinned them onto their sleeves and wore the notes for 1 week. They hoped that if everyone saw the name it would help them find their sweetheart. This is where the phrase “to wear your heart on your sleeve” originated from.
Roses are red. Flowers are the main source of revenue for retailers on February, 14. Men buy thrice as many flowers as women do (73% compared to 27%), red roses being one of the most popular sorts (in the US 198 million stems are sold, the majority of which are imported from South America). However, 15% of US women still have to order flower delivery for themselves.
Sugar is sweet. Sweets are one of the most popular romantic gifts. The first box of special Valentine’s Day chocolates was produced by Cadbury’s in the late 1800s. Interestingly enough, in the same 1800s physicians prescribed chocolate to patients suffering from depression caused by a lost love. Nowadays, over 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are bought before and on February, 14. Americans alone spend $1+ billion on chocolate.
Declarations of love. In the US alone over 145 million valentines are sent each year; however, St. Valentine’s Day loses to Christmas in this respect (1.6 billion Christmas cards are sent in the US each year). The overwhelming majority of valentines (85%) are bought by women. Teacher receive the most valentines, children take the second place, followed by mothers, spouses, sweethearts and pets.
And now, let’s test the freshly acquired knowledge by a tricky St. Valentine’s Day quiz!>