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    Fast Facts: Feb. 14

    • On Feb. 14th wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts for Valentine’s Day in Wales. Hearts, keys and keyholes were favorite Valentine decorations, and meant, “”You unlock my heart!””
    • Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife, the Taj Mahal it stands as the emblem of the eternal love story. Work on the Taj Mahal began in 1632, continued for almost 22 years and required the labor of 20,000 workers from all over India and Central Asia.
    • In America, the pilgrims sent confections, such as sugar wafers, marzipan, sweetmeats and sugar plums, to their affianced. These gifts were so high in value because they included what was then a rare product, sugar. After the late 1800s, beet sugar became widely used and more available, but sweet gifts continued to be cherished and enjoyed.

       

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