In the United States of America St. Valentine's Day was celebrated since 1777.
At the beginning of last century, Americans began to send Marzipan to their brides on Valentine's Day. But marzipan contain sugar, which was very expensive those days. Finaly this has become a tradition after 1800 when sugar beet began used extensively.
The Americans quickly established the production of caramel candy on the continent and began scratch the appropriate holiday words on them. Caramels were made in red and white colours. Red means passion, and white - purity of love. In 50-ies candies were placed into cardboard boxes in the shape of the heart.
But the Americans would not be Americans, if they did not make their own adjustments. A week before the holiday, students cut out of papier-mache hearts, paint and do various inscriptions. Than they give these hearts to a lonely and sick people.
The largest network of stores Wal-Mart made a survey of gift buyers and found out that men buy gifts for Valentine's Day for 62% more often than women. And Reuters has reported that in 65% of cases lovers give the right cheek for a kiss.
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