170+ Valentine’s Day Trivia Questions and Answers

To most people, Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate deep love and affection that binds people together. Others prefer to switch off their phones and wait for the day to pass or watch the premier league games, while some single chaps anticipate a love proposal on the night of Valentine’s Day.

Let’s not forget the business-minded fellows who choose to hike flower prices or have a sale on gift items, so as to bag loads of monies in return. Commercializing romance has been on the high, but let’s be real here, it’s a good excuse to receive chocolates and warm fuzzies.

Valentine’s Day Trivia Questions and Answers

So whether you choose to go out for some delicious dinner with your soulmate or prefer to stay indoors listening to Beyoncé’s “All the Single Ladies” song or watch your favorite movie, we are certain there are things about Valentine’s Day that you don’t know about.

For instance, what is the origin of Valentine’s Day, and why do we celebrate it on the 14th? To find out the answers and many more facts, you will need to go through this list of Valentine’s Day trivia questions and answers to see how many of them you can crack.

Here, take a look!

1. What Activity Increases A Person’s Pulse To At Least 110 Bpm?

Kisses

 

2. Who was the legendary Benedictine monk who invented champagne?

Dom Perignon

 

3. Before “X” stood for a kiss, what did it represent at the end of a letter?

The cross

 

4. In What Year Did Hallmark Launch Its First Valentine’s Day Product?

1916

 

5. Which was Shakespeare’s most romantic play?

Romeo and Juliet

 

6. Cupid has what name in Greek mythology?

Eros

 

7. Who Is The Symbol Of Valentines?

Cupid

 

8. What kind of flowers are traditionally given to symbolize love?

Red roses

 

9. In Roman mythology, Cupid is the son of whom?

Venus

 

10. Who Is The Mother Of The American Valentine?

Esther Howland

 

11. What other gift sometimes accompanies a bouquet of red roses?

Chocolates

 

12. In Roman mythology, with whom does Cupid fall in love?

Psyche

 

13. The O In XOXOXOX Means What?

Hugs

 

14. What was first created by Pope Gelasius in 500 AD, then deleted from the Roman Calendar of Saints by Pope Paul Vl in 1969?

St Valentine’s Day

 

15. What Valentine’s Day candy was first created on equipment made for lozenges?

Sweethearts

 

16. Favorite Color Featured On Valentine’s Day?

Red

 

17. “Valentine” was the name given to which kind of early Christian?

Martyrs

 

18. What Day Is Valentine’s Day Held On?

February 14th

 

19. According to the Legenda Aurea, or The Golden Legend, a fictional work written by Jacobus de Voragine around 1260 AD, who wrote the very first Valentine’s message on the eve of his execution?

St Valentine

 

20. When did Sweethearts first get their shape?

1901

 

21. What Do You Need To Kiss To Turn It Into A Prince?

A frog

 

22. Who did the fictional St Valentine send his message to?

The daughter of his jailer

 

23. “Wearing your heart on your sleeve” has origins from honoring which Roman goddess?

Juno

 

24. Who “Kissed The Girls And Made Them Cry”?

Georgie Porgie

 

25. What had St Valentine allegedly done for his jailer’s daughter?

Cured her blindness

 

26. Another Victorian-era term for a mean and comically mocking Valentine’s Day card shares a name with what TV show?

Penny Dreadful

 

27. What Is The Record-Breaking Kissing Event Called That Happened In The Philippines?

Lovapalooza

 

28. What was this fictional St Valentine being executed for?

Performing marriages in secret, against the wishes of the emperor

 

29. What Type Of Movie Is The 2001 Film “Valentine”?

Horror

 

30. As well as being the unofficial patron saint of love, what occupation is St Valentine also believed to be the patron of?

beekeepers

 

31. Who wrote the oldest-known Valentine’s Day message?

The Duke of Orleans

 

32. What Website Was Born On Valentine’s Day?

Youtube.com

 

33. Which Roman god was either depicted as a plump cherub with a bow and arrow, or as a handsome teenager?

Cupid

 

34. From where was the oldest-known Valentine’s Day message sent?

Prison

 

35. How Many U.S. Towns Are Named Valentine?

4

 

36. A poem called The Parliament of Fowls, which describes a man’s dream of Cupid preparing his arrows in the Temple of Venus, is usually held to be the first cultural link between St Valentine and romance. Who wrote the poem?

Geoffrey Chaucer

 

37. When was the oldest-known Valentine’s Day message written?

1415

 

38. Which Candy Company Is Known As The Producer Of “Conversation Hearts”?

Necco

 

39. In Japan, what do women give men on Valentine’s Day?

Chocolates

 

40. In Which Of Shakespeare’s Plays Does He Refer To Valentine’s Day?

Hamlet

 

41. If you’re quick to show your feelings, where do you wear your heart?

On your sleeve

 

42. What Is A Global Movement Established To End Violence Against Women And Girls?

V-Day

 

43. Which Shakespeare play features Valentine and Proteus?

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

 

44. Sweethearts production was temporarily suspended in which year?

2019

 

45. On Valentine’s Day 2000, What Company Funded An Impotence Awareness Day In Britain?

Pfizer

 

46. Who led the Chicago gangsters behind the St Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929?

Al Capone

 

47. During The Victorian Era, What Were Sent To Suitors They Don’t Like?

Vinegar Valentines

 

48. Who played the title role in the film Shirley Valentine?

Pauline Collins

 

49. About how many roses are sent for Valentine’s Day each year?

50 million

50. In What Country Is Valentine’s Day An Official Public Holiday?

None

51. Which singer had a Top Ten hit, in 1961, with Cupid?

Sam Cooke

 

52. Valentine’s Day celebrations may be traced back to what Roman holiday traditionally celebrated on February 15?

Lupercalia

 

53. In Victorian Times, It Was Considered Bad Luck To Sign What?

Valentine’s Day card

 

54. Cupid Is Sometimes Described As Being What?

Blind

 

55. Which Scottish poet wrote A Red, Red Rose?

Robbie Burns

 

56. Who invented the first Valentine’s Day candy box?

Richard Cadbury

 

57. What Color Of The Roses Symbolize Purity, Innocence, And Humility?

White

 

58. How many cards are gifted or sent on Valentine’s Day each year in the US?

145 million cards

 

59. On average, how many marriage proposals are there on every Valentine’s Day?

220,000

 

60. What Hormone Is Known As The “Cuddle” Or “Love” Hormone?

Oxytocin

 

61. What percentage of flowers bought on Valentine’s Day are red?

69%

 

62. Which Monument Was Given As The Ultimate Gift Of Love?

Taj Mahal

 

63. How many states in the USA have cities named Valentine?

Four: Arizona, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia.

 

64. Which country grows the majority of the roses that are sold in the USA on Valentine’s Day?

Colombia

 

65. This February Holiday Was Originally Observed On February 14th?

Groundhog Day

 

66. Valentine’s Day comes almost two months after which popular event on which cards are also sent?

Christmas

 

67. A single red rose surrounded by baby’s breath is called what by florists?

A signature rose

 

68. What Fruit Is Also Known As The “Love Apple”?

Tomato

 

69. What percentage of people who buy flowers as gift on 14 February are women?

27%

 

70. Letters to Juliet are sent to what city every year?

Verona, Italy

 

71. Wearing A Wedding Ring On The Fourth Finger Of The Left-Hand Dates Back To What Time?

 

72. When was Valentine’s Day originally celebration in Ancient Rome?

15th February

 

73. What do yellow roses symbolize?

Friendship

 

74. What Computer Virus Detected In Hong Kong On May 1, 2000?

I Love You virus

 

75. Who receives the most Valentine’s Day cards?

Teachers

 

76. Good Charlotte‘s “My Bloody Valentine” was inspired by what story?

A Telltale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

 

77. Where Was The Oldest Surviving Love Poem Written On?

Clay Tablet

 

78. How many heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are typically sold each Valentine’s Day?

35 million

 

79. Every Year, February Ends On The Same Day Of The Week As What Month?

October

 

80. When were ribbons first used symbolically?

Originated in the Middle Ages when knights went to tournaments their lovers gave them ribbons for good luck.

 

81. Saint Valentine was said to be martyred in what year?

269

 

82. The Farmers Almanac Says “If A Woman Sees A Robin On Valentines Day She Will Marry What?”

Sailor

 

83. Which US State Actually Produces The Most Chocolate?

Pennsylvania

 

84. The Goddess of love, Venus, is believed to have been born from what?

Sea Foam

 

85. In what country is Valentine’s Day known as “Friend’s Day?”

Finland

 

86. When Did Fleming Introduce Penicillin?

10638

 

87. When was the first Valentine’s Day candy box invented?

1861

 

88. What Are The Booklets Written By Peter Quizumall That Helped Those Who Couldn’t Think Up Their Own Valentine Verses?

Valentine Writers

 

89. From which Latin word is the name Valentine derived?

Valor

 

90. Besides Valentine’s Day, for which holiday are the most flowers sent?

Mother’s Day

 

91. Which decorative item used on Valentine’s Day means “to snare or net”?

Lace

 

92. How many people typically buy Valentines for their pets?

9 million

 

93. Name The Actress Who Was Nominated For SIX Academy Awards And Was Born On Valentines Day?

Thelma Ritter

 

94. How much does an average man spend on Valentine’s Day?

$130

 

95. Who Invented Speed Dating?

Rabbi Yaacov Deyo

 

96. Which US state produces the most roses?

California

 

97. Why did women and girls eat bizarre foods on Valentine’s Day in medieval times?

To dream about their future spouses

 

98. Where are wooden love spoons carved and given as gifts on Valentine’s Day?

Wales

 

99. The gentlemen of Jersey Shorerefer to a great catch as what?

“The rarest of roses”

100. St. Valentine Was Put To Death At The Order Of Which Roman Emperor?

Claudius II

101. When was it first considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card?

The Victorian Period

 

102. Who Wrote The Letter Believed To Be The Oldest Valentine In Existence?

Charles d’Orleans

 

103. Where can you find the oldest Valentine’s Day card on display?

The British Museum in London

 

104. Women purchase what percentage of all Valentines sold?

85%

 

105. Which U.S. President Lost Both His Wife And Mother On Valentine’s Day?

Teddy Roosevelt

 

106. By what century did it become normal for friends and lovers to exchange handwritten notes on Valentine’s Day?

The middle of the eighteenth century

 

107. What major invention was patented on Valentine’s Day?

The telephone

 

108. ‘Love Shack’ is a 1989 single by which group?

The B-52s

 

109. On what day in Japan dp men who received chocolates on Valentine’s Day buy them for women in return?

White Day

 

110. What percentage of coupled up men don’t make plans in advance for Valentine’s Day?

64%

 

111. Who played main character Violet in the 1998 film Shakespeare in Love?

Gwyneth Paltrow

 

112. Which village in England is famed for the production of Cadbury chocolate?

Bournville in Birmingham

 

113. Julia Roberts joined the cast of Valentine’s Day to replace which other star?

Katherine Heigl

 

114. What’s the name of the male love interest in the Jane Austen book Pride and Prejudice?

Fitzwilliam Darcy (one point for Mr Darcy, with a bonus for Fitzwilliam)

 

115. The first recorded speed dating event was held in what year?

1998

 

116. How do you say ‘I love you’ in German?

Ich liebe dich

 

117. What country has a holiday on the 14th of every month?

 

118. In the Simpsons episode ‘I Love Lisa’, who does Lisa give a Valentine’s Day card to that says ‘I choo choo choose you’?

Ralph Wiggum

 

119. What is the Guinness World Record for the longest marriage ever recorded?

86 years, 290 days

 

120. Complete the rest of the sentence from this Robert Burns love poem: ‘My love is like a red, red rose…’?

That’s newly sprung in June

 

121. Those born on Valentine’s Day fall under which star sign?

Aquarius

 

122. What continent produces the most roses sold in the U.S. on Valentine’s Day?

South America

 

123. In the Friends episode The One with the Candy Hearts, who does Joey accidentally set Chandler up with on Valentine’s Day?

Janice

 

124. Which British celebrity was on Blind Date with Cilla Black before she was famous?

Amanda Holden

 

125. Which gender buys more Valentine’s cards; men or women?

Men

 

126. Be my valentine” is a phrase that people say to whom?

Boyfriend

 

127. What is the 2nd name of Valentine’s Day?

Feast of Saint Valentine

 

128. According to legendary, what happens when Cupid shoots a person with the golden arrow?

He will be filled with uncontrollable desire

 

129. What do white flowers represent?

Charm

 

130. On which date the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates Valentine’s Day?

On July 6 and on July 30

 

131. Which love song spent 15 weeks at the top of the UK charts, making it the best-selling love song of all time?

Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet

 

132. Which is the famous card company that also makes billions of cards for Valentine’s Day each year?

Hallmark

 

133. Where is the Shrine of St. Valentine in Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church?

In Dublin, Ireland

 

134. Which phrase means “I love you” in French?

Je vous aime

 

135. Why did Claudius order his soldiers not to get married?

 He believed that non-married soldiers perform better during war

 

136. The feast day of Saint Valentine is also given in which calendar?

Lutheran Calendar of Saints

 

137. Which is the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time?

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

 

138.  In medieval which organ was believed to cause love?

Liver

 

139. When did the description of February 14 as an annual celebration of love appear?

In the Charter of the Court of Love

 

140. What did couples once put to the Pont des Arts bridge in Paris to show their love?

Padlocks

 

141. In 2002 and 2008, which country’s religious police banned the sale of all Valentine’s Day items?

Saudi Arabia

 

142. Valentine’s day is the second-largest event on which cards are exchanged. Which event is the first one?

Christmas

 

143. How did St Valentine propose jailer’s daughter?

By sending a message

 

144. Among whom Valentine’s Day is the most popular day for weddings?

The Philippines

 

145. Why did Venus ask Cupid to make Psyche fall in love with a horrible man?

Because she was jealous of Psyche’s beautys

 

146.  Saint Valentine is the patron saint for a large part of which population?

Lebanese population

 

147. What is the meaning of word Valentine?

Strong and Healthy

 

148. What do the Chinese call Valentine’s Day?

Lovers’ festival

 

149. What is the name of Cupid’s father?

Ares

150. In which country, is Valentine’s Day known as “San Valentín”?

Spain

151. What was the jailer’s daughter’s name?

Asterius

 

152. Who is the director of the movie “Valentine’s Day”?

Garry Marshall

 

153. In the 18th century what did the sailors’ give their partners on Valentine’s Day?

Piece of carved driftwood/whalebone

 

154. In which year was the American romantic comedy-drama film Valentine Day released?

2010

 

155. Which thing is associated with Valentine’s Day as it is considered the source of all human emotions?

The heart

 

156. Who is the author of the poem “The Parliament of Fowls”?

Geoffrey Chaucer

 

157. What was the day of Valentine’s Day in the year 2019?

Thursday, 14 February

 

158. Which famous actress was born on Valentine’s Day?

Florence Henderson

 

159. Which date is fixed for Chocolate Day in the Valentine’s Day list?

 

160. In Guatemala Valentine’s day is known as the ‘Día del Cariño’ what does this phrase mean?

Affection Day

 

161. What is the fifth day mentioned in the Valentine’s Day list which is all about convincing your loved ones that you will have a lasting relationship?

Promise Day

 

162. In which two countries February 14 is known as Valentinsdag?

Denmark and Norway

 

163. Which dates are listed as Anti-Valentine Week?

Its 15th to 21st February

 

164. How much UK people spend on valentine’s gifs each year?

3 Billion

 

165. “Vinegar Valentines” was rude cards made to be sent anonymously to people you?

Disliked

 

166. Name the album that includes the song “ my valentine” in it?

Kisses on bottom

 

167. When did U.S.S.R. and China sign a peace treaty?

Valentine’s of 1950

 

168. Who is the writer of “My Funny Valentine”?

Lorenz Hart

 

169. How many calories does a person burn while kisses for one minute?

8-16 calories

 

170. Which was celebrated on Valentine’s Day according to mythology?

Fertility

 

171. What is the name of the singer of the song “ My funny valentine”?

Frank Sinatra

 

172. If a girl sees a goldfinch on Valentine’s Day what does it means?

Millionaire

 

173. What does the poem “The Parliament of Fowls” represents?

Cultural link between romance and St Valentine

 

 

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