23 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Valentine’s Day

Published February 14, 2016
Updated January 22, 2018

Did you know that Americans spend $700 million a year on V-Day gifts for their pets? Read on for more strange Valentine's Day facts.

Whether you love the holiday for its sentimentalism, or loathe it for commoditizing intimacy, Valentine’s Day is hard to ignore. Learn a little bit more about the billion-dollar holiday with us as we prepare for yet another onslaught of cards, flowers and candy with these little-known Valentine’s Day facts:

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Erin Kelly
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.