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Start Your Valentine Day with Shopping!

Valentine Day ShoppingHow are you planning to start your Valentine’s Day? Here’s an idea – start with shopping! But, before you do that, grab a cup of coffee and read these fun facts about this auspicious day -

  • In the medieval times, girls ate bizarre foods on Valentine’s Day so they could dream of their future spouse!
  • In the middle ages, young men and women picked names from a bowl to see who would be their valentine and pinned the name to their sleeves for one week! That’s how the famous phrase “Wear your heart on your sleeve” originated.
  • More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold on Valentine’s Day each year.
  • In the US, people spend approximately 1$ billion dollar worth of money on chocolates on this big day!
  • A red rose have always been famously linked to Valentines but do you know why? One of the reasons is because it is considered to be the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.
  • The most famous gift of love in the world is Taj Mahal which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife. It is an emblem of eternal love.
  • Every year on Valentines, the city of Verona, Italy where Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet lived, receives over 1000 letters addressed to Juliet!
  • A superstitious fact linked to this day is that girls can know about their future husband by the kind of birds they see.  Here are a few birds and what they denote -
    Sparrow: a poor man
    Owl: will remain a spinster
    Bluebird: a happy man
    Blackbird: a priest or clergyman
    Crossbill: an argumentative man

Robin: a sailor.

Goldfinch: a rich man (Watch out!)

  • In the 1920’s people gave each other cards shaped as tomatoes as these veggies were considered as “love apples”!

Now that you’re done reading these fun facts, start doing some shopping! What better way to pamper yourself this day then to buy some brand new clothes in hot styles. And, you’ll find just what you need in Banana Republic, to shop for less, look for a Banana Republic coupon code and feed it at checkout. Have a happy Valentine with Banana Republic coupons online!