Valentines and Weddings

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Wednesday, February 14th. While today may not be an official holiday, Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular in the year’s calendar. Its origins are a mix of legends involving two Christian martyrs, a Roman fertility rite, and the old notion that this is the time of year when the birds choose their mates. What is sure is that Esther Howland of Massachusetts began selling the first mass-produced valentines in the 1840s.

The observance also falls in the middle of National Weddings Month. There are over 2.1 million weddings annually countrywide — that’s over 5,800 per day. Nearly 54 percent of the population over age 15 is currently married. The median ages for first marriages is 29.5 years for men and 27.4 year for women.

Find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online here.

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