Fun Myths About Valentine’s Day
We only have a few days left before we celebrate Valentine’s Day. For sure, most of us are already cramming about different ways to celebrate February 14th. However, this post isn’t about planning dates. Take a break from all the V-day preparations. Just for fun, let’s tackle Valentine’s Day myths that we’re not really familiar with.
Valentine’s Day Myths We Are Not Familiar With
We all know that V-day is the day of love, and it was started by St. Valentine. But, aside from these well-known myths, what else do we know about this one day dedicated to love? Listed below are uncommon myths about Valentine’s Day:
“From Your Valentine”
Why do we sign love letters we give on February 14th as “From Your Valentine”? Of course, it’s St. Valentine’s name, but, according to the myth, the Saint was visited by the jailer’s daughter almost every day. On the day of his execution, he left her a note, thanking her for her kindness. On the note, he signed it “From Your Valentine” and that’s how this started.
During Greek and Roman times, it was said that women can predict the type of man they will marry through bird spotting.
- Dove – someone who will be faithful forever.
- Sparrow – someone less fortunate (in terms of finances).
- Robin – a sailor or crime fighter.
- Goldfinch – a millionaire.
- Bluebird – someone happy.
- Owl – you will become an old maid.
- Blackbird – a clergyman.
- Crossbill – someone who always likes to argue.
Do you know why red roses are commonly given as Valentine’s Day presents to women? Based on the myth, Venus, who is the Roman goddess of love, preferred red roses.
Did you know that, very much like the day of other saints, St. Valentine’s day was considered to be a religious day. It was meant to be a holy remembrance. But, in the second half of the 14th Century, Valentine’s Day was celebrated with a bit of a romantic undertone.
Whether you’re single or in a relationship, it’s still fun to know about different Valentine’s Day myths. If you know other ones, don’t hesitate to share it with us. For more posts about love, read our blog.