Archive for February 9th, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine’s Day (02/09)

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Valentine’s Day

Feb. 09 : 05 Days to V’Day

Did you know that 32 percent of Americans purchase flowers on Valentine’s Day?

Three-quarters of those who buy the flowers are men.

Did you know that the red rose was believed to be the favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love and the mother of Cupid?

Did you know that Americans buy and send more than 110 million roses for Valentine’s Day?

California is the leading domestic producer of roses, although the majority of the ones sold on Valentine’s Day are imported from South America.

February 14th is Valentines Day – a worldwide celebration of love and romance, marked by giving red roses and chocolate hearts or by sending valentines. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Valentine’s Day, the day of love!

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(February 09) Today we’re celebrating . . .  National Stop Bullying Day

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011


National Stop Bullying Day
A national effort to confront the increase in school bullying. Observed with Stop Bullying presentations, education and activities in schools nationwide.

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