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Valentine’s Day happens every year on February 14th, it is considered the most romantic holiday of the year.

The actual history of Valentine’s Day involves a Christian martyr, St. Valentine of Rome.

Saint Valentine of Rome was martyred on February 14 in AD 269. The Feast of Saint Valentine, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496 to be celebrated on February 14 in honor of the Christian martyr. (Wikipedia)

In modern times, Valentine’s Day has become a celebration of love.

Valentine’s Day generates a lot of money and interest, here are some of the most notable statistics on this holiday:

Valentine’s Day is particularly popular on Social Media. People use Social Media to connect with others, it is a place to customize how you feel. Thus, Valentine’s Day tends to create a flurry of activity on the Social Networks.

In 2019 between February 9 and 15, just 7 days, Valentine’s Day had

  • 231,000 mentions on Facebook
  • 13,000 mentions on Twitter
  • 3,000 mentions on Instagram

The top trending hashtags on Twitter on past Valentine’s Days included:

  • #valentinesday, 59%
  • #love, 23%
  • #datenight, 10%
  • #romance, 9%

Other notably used hashtags include:

  • #bemine
  • #bemyvalentine
  • #galentinesday
  • #valentinesday2020

Three noteworthy Valentine’s Campaigns from big business this year:

  • Dunkin’ Donuts Dunkin Their Way to Our Hearts
  • eHarmony – Getting Back to the Basics of Valentine’s Day
  • Nina Ricci – Best Friends Over Boyfriends!