St Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day is celebrated on 14th February. This day people express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, giving flowers or confectionery.

Traditionally these cards were sent anonymously, but nowadays we often make it clear who is sending each 'Valentine'.

Fun Facts about Valentine's

- 73 percent of people who buy flowers for Valentine's Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.

- Women purchase 85% of all valentines. In order of popularity, Valentine's Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.

- About 1 billion Valentine's Day cards are exchanged in US each year.

- More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate is sold for Valentine's Day.

- The red rose was the favourite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

send cards – wysyłać kartki

confectionery – słodycze (Am.Eng.)

anonymously – anonimowo

make sth clear – stawiać sprawę jasno, wyjaśniać coś

fun facts – ciekawostki

purchase – kupić, nabyć

billion – miliard

exchange – wymieniać

sold – sprzedawany, sprzedany

Roman - rzymski

goddess - bogini

Karolina Kochańska absolwentka PSP nr5