Top 14 maps and charts that explain Valentine’s Day

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Every February 14, across the world flowers, chocolates and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. There are a number of Saints called Valentine who are honored on February 14. The day became associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages in England but the origins of the day goes back to Roman times when the fertility festivals where held all over Europe as the winter came to an end.

1. America’s $20 Billion Day Of Love

source: Forbes

2. The most popular Valentine’s Day Gift in the US in 2015

source: GoldenFleeceOnline

3. Valentine’s day spending in the United States

source: Fundivo

4. Map Shows the Most Googled Valentine’s Day Gifts in Every State

source: WideOpenCountry

5. Each state’s most popular romantic comedy

source: Seattle Times

6. What’s the point of Valentine’s Day

source: Statista

7. Valentine’s Day by the Numbers

source: History

8. Valentine’s Day Around the World

9. How to say ‘I love you’ around the world

source:  Charley Chartwell 

10. The geography of chocolate

source: Guardian

11. Global flower production and trade map

source: Rabobank

12. Most downloaded dating apps in 50 countries

source: Agent Media

13. At What Age Do People Get Married Around the World?

source: Pricenomics 

14. How Your Hometown Affects Your Chances of Marriage

source: NY Times

Aleks Buczkowski
I'm a professional always thinking outside the box and a self-confessed gadget addict. As a son of a professor of cartography I was surrounded by maps all my life and as a result spatial way of thinking and seeing reality is naturally embedded in who I am.