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Did you know these fascinating facts about Valentine’s Day?

by loveforundies   ·  8 months ago   ·  
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Valentine’s Day is connected with love, chocolates, roses, and elegant restaurant dinners. While many people associate Valentine’s Day with such things, the occasion is much more than that. What better way to learn about February 14 than to brush up on some fascinating facts about it? If you don’t know anything about Valentine’s Day facts, stay tuned with us till the end because we will be introducing you to something very interesting.

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Romans were behind the reason for the occurrence of Valentine’s Day 

The origins of Valentine’s Day are the subject of two theories. Some say the holiday is based on Lupercalia, a riotous Roman festival held on February 15th during which men stripped nude and slapped young maidens in the hopes of improving their fertility. The second hypothesis is that Claudius II, the Roman Emperor, barred young men from marrying to bolster his army. St. Valentine violated the taboo and performed secret weddings in the spirit of love, and he was killed on February 14 around the year 270 A.D. for his disobedience.

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Pope declared Valentine’s Day as a holiday

Pope Gelasius, I created St. Valentine’s Day as an official holiday in 496 A.D., ostensibly to banish the pagan customs of Lupercalia by uniting them with St. Valentine’s Day.

Paris- the first country to celebrate first Valentine’s Day

On February 14, 1400, King Charles VI of France founded La cour amoureuse, or the High Court of Love, which was the first recorded official observance of Saint Valentine’s Day.

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600-year-old tradition- passing out Valentines

The oldest known reference to a Valentine is a sonnet written by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415, in which he refers to her as his “Valentine.” The rest, for lack of a better phrase, is history.

Valentine’s Day was declared by an infamous king as an official holiday

By royal charter, England’s King Henry VIII designated February 14th the festival of St. Valentine’s Day in 1537. Yes, he is the monarch with six wives: one who died, one who lived, two whom he divorced, and two whom he beheaded.

Vinegar Valentines

Those who didn’t want the attention of certain suitors may anonymously send “vinegar valentines” or “penny dreadfuls,” which ranged from sassy to cruel and could be purchased to insult just about anyone in your life, during the Victorian Era and into the twentieth century.

Candy hearts were originally medical lozenges

The first candy-making machine was built in 1847 by Boston pharmacist Oliver Chase, who invented the machine that streamlined the lozenge production process. Chase shifted his focus to candy production with Necco wafers after spotting an opportunity to revolutionize the candy industry.

These were some fascinating facts about Valentine’s Day, now it’s time to know the best underwear styles for men made for Valentine’s Day.

Although there are several styles of male underwear, for special occasions, we trust pairs like men’s jockstrap underwear, g-string underwear, thongs. Men’s see-through range is great for those who won’t find showcasing their features. This range of male lingerie includes pairs like men’s mesh underwear, sheer underwear, and lace underwear. All these styles are comfortable, supportive, and lightweight. 

Styles of Male Lingerie for Valentine’s Day:

All these pairs of male lingerie are available at Erogenos. Do checkout and let us know your reviews.

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