Watch: A one-minute history of Valentine’s Day

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February 14, 2020 | Web First
Aaron Epp | Online Media Manager
Valentine's Day is celebrated worldwide with more than 100 million roses and 1 billion cards sent every year. (Image by Karolina Grabowska/Pixabay)

Whether you scoff at the billion-dollar industry that Feb. 14 has become or use the day to show your affection for the people you love—or something in between—there’s no denying that Valentine’s Day has a fascinating backstory.

This video, from the One Minute History channel on YouTube, gives a 60-second overview of the day’s origins.

100 million roses! 1 billion cards! Wild.

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Valentine's Day is celebrated worldwide with more than 100 million roses and 1 billion cards sent every year. (Image by Karolina Grabowska/Pixabay)

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