Valentine’s Day greetings from Mr Corn

For a week now, the company mascot of Bioagra has been reminding everyone about the upcoming holiday of love to everyone passing the “Goświnowice” Ethanol Production Plant.

February 14th is one of the most popular holidays in the world. Regardless of whether you spend this day with your loved ones or use this occasion as an excuse to eat Valentine’s Day chocolates, compare Polish customs with those behind the great water.

It’s the best day to propose

According to public opinion polls in the USA, Valentine’s Day is the best day of the year for marriage proposals. 40% men and 60% women voted “yes”.

145 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year in the US

This makes Valentine’s Day the second largest holiday associated with the exchange of greeting cards, right after Christmas. In the United States, the ones who receive the most Valentine’s Day cards are… the teachers.

The first box of heart-shaped chocolates was launched in 1861.

More than 36 million boxes of heart-shaped chocolates are sold each year. The first was created by Richard Cadbury, who began packing chocolates into fancy boxes to increase sales.

Americans spend the most on Valentine’s Day

According to the National Retail Foundation, Americans spent over $20 billion (!) On Valentine’s Day gifts in 2019.

Americans spend millions of dollars on Valentine’s Day gifts for… pets.

It is estimated that U.S. households spent around $751 million on Valentine’s Day gifts for their pets in 2018 alone.

The Valentine’s Day gift people spend the most on is…?

Candies and flowers are probably the most common gifts to buy on Valentine’s Day. But what is the US spending the most on? According to the National Retail Federation, the most money that day is spent on jewelry. The amount of expenses reached nearly $5.8 billion in 2020. The second most-paid gift was a night out in the city – $4.3 billion.


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