The Moore American

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February 6, 2013

Valentine’s Day is not to be forgotten

MOORE — Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This comes as no surprise. Most stores sported valentine displays long before we had a chance to put our Christmas gifts away.

Here are some interesting tidbits about Valentine’s Day and all the hoopla.

Did you know… that Conversation Hearts have a shelf life of five years and that about 10 new candy Conversation Hearts sayings are added every year? Some of the new messages read: “Yeah, Right,” “Puppy Love” and “Text Home.”

On Valentine’s Day, 2010, 39,897 people in Mexico City, broke the record for the world’s largest group kiss.

The ribbon which adorns modern-day valentines is from the Middle Ages when knights competed in tournaments, their sweethearts gave them ribbons for good luck.

Lace is common for valentine decorations. The word “lace” is derived from the Latin word, laques, meaning “to snare or net,” as in to catch a person’s heart.

According to a Welsh tradition, a child born on Valentine’s Day would have many lovers. A calf born on Valentine’s Day, would be of no use for breeding purposes. If hens were to hatch eggs on Valentine’s Day, they would all turn out rotten.

A kiss on Valentine’s Day is considered to be bring good luck all year long.

Every year, 300,000 letters go through Loveland, Colo., to receive a special heart cancellation for Valentine’s Day.

The saying “Wearing your heart on your sleeve,” is from the Middle Ages. Boys at this time would draw names of girls to see who would be their valentine and then wear the name pinned on their sleeve for a week.

Groundhog Day was originally observed on Feb. 14.

Wondering what color rose to send your true love? One florist defines the colors for us:

Red: Love and romance

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