5 Facts for Valentine’s Day

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Every Valentine’s Day, the Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet.

Red roses were the favourite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

During this time of year, a dozen long-stemmed roses cost an average of $75, which is about 30% more than the normal price of $58

Worldwide approximately a billion Valentine’s day cards are sold every year

On Valentine’s Day 2010, 39,897 people in Mexico City broke the record for the world’s largest group kiss