It's Valentine's Day

14 Fev 2020       ILC Leiria

The special day where love is in the air is here! Cards and candy go out to dear friends and cupid may just be around the corner with his arrow. Here are seven curious facts about this day...

1   The founder of this day is said to be Saint Valentine, who defied Emperor    Claudius II and illegally married couples.
2 The first record of a valentine was sent in 1415, by a French medieval duke imprisoned in the Tower of London to his lover.
3 People started exchanging cards and handwritten notes on this day in the 17th century.
4 Americans send 145 million Valentine's Day cards each year.
5 The first heart-shaped box of chocolates was introduced in 1861 by Cadbury.
6 Nearly 6 million couples get engaged on Valentine's Day.
7 It's celebrated differently around the world.
So, however you decide to celebrate this day, remember love is always in the air and there is nothing more rewarding than loving and being loved. Celebrate this Valentine's day, whether it is with family, friends, or a special person; let someone know they are loved!

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