Valentine Trivia!

Question: Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14, which coincides with which ancient Roman festival?

Answer: Lupercalia, a fertility festival. The festival was celebrated in honor of Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, and Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.your cognitive skills sharp and reduces your chance of experiencing memory loss. This year, make time to play games that’ll force your mind to work in overdrive.

Question: Cupid is the Roman counterpart to which Greek god?

Answer: Eros, the god of love

Question: February 14 is celebrated as National Chocolate Day in which country?

Answer: Ghana

Question: Cupid is believed to carry arrows that have tips made of which two materials?

Answer: Gold and lead. According to legend, if Cupid strikes someone with a gold arrow, they are filled with desire and love for their partner. If Cupid strikes them with a lead arrow, they fall out of love.

Question: In what year did Hallmark start selling Valentine’s Day cards?

Answer: 1913. The company began producing its own Valentine’s Day cards in 1916.

Question: Red roses are often given as a sign of love and romance on Valentine’s Day. Which Greek goddess is associated with red roses?

Answer: Aphrodite. If red roses aren’t your thing, don’t worry. There are plenty of other rose colors that symbolize things like friendship and joy.

Question: According to medieval Europeans, February 14 marked the beginning of mating season for which animals?

Answer: Birds. That’s why it’s common to see birds on Valentine’s Day cards as symbols of the holiday.

Question: Which company created sweetheart candies?

Answer: The New England Confectionery Company (Necco). Fun fact: Some of the most popular messages on those hearts, like “Be Mine” and “Kiss Me,” were first introduced back in 1902.

Question: Who is credited with publishing the first commercial Valentine in the United States?

Answer: Esther Howland. She started selling Valentines in her hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts, and was nicknamed “The Mother of the American Valentine.” She used colorful paper and lace to create her Valentine’s Day cards.

Question: Who is the man often credited with creating the first Valentine’s Day box of chocolates?

Answer: Richard Cadbury