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Valentine's Day Fun Facts

Roses are red. Violets are blue. I know how Valentine's Day got its name -- do you? Take our quiz about Valentine facts.

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Roses are red. Violets are blue. I know how Valentine's Day got its name -- do you? Take our quiz about Valentine facts.

1. In which play did Shakespeare mention St. Valentine?

  • Romeo and Juliet.
  • Hamlet.
  • As You Like It.

2. Who is Valentine's Day named after?

  • A king who had many wives.
  • A soldier who refused to leave his wife to go into battle.
  • A Bishop who performed weddings against an Emperor's wishes.

3. Where was the first Valentine's Day card sent from?

  • From a soldier on a battlefield.
  • From prison.
  • From the White House.

4. How did the term "wearing your heart on your sleeve" originate?

  • From a line in an Italian Renaissance poem.
  • In the Middle Ages, men and women wore the names of their sweethearts on their sleeves.
  • From a French expression, meaning honesty.

5. The popular heart-shaped candies with sweet sayings printed on them have been made by NECCO since 1902. Which of the following sayings was added to the sweets for Valentine's Day, 1999?

  • Be Mine.
  • Love Me Tender.
  • Sweet Talk.

1. In which play did Shakespeare mention St. Valentine?
Hamlet.

2. Who is Valentine's Day named after?
A Bishop who performed weddings against an Emperor's wishes.

3. Where was the first Valentine's Day card sent from?
From prison.

4. How did the term "wearing your heart on your sleeve" originate?
In the Middle Ages, men and women wore the names of their sweethearts on their sleeves.

5. The popular heart-shaped candies with sweet sayings printed on them have been made by NECCO since 1902. Which of the following sayings was added to the sweets for Valentine's Day, 1999?
Love Me Tender.

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