Sweden was a bit behind in celebrating Valentine’s Day.....
An article published in DN in 1957 describes the (new) holiday as follows:
“Nearly a year ago, NK launched ‘Valentine’s Day’ as a substitute for Leap Day and the funny American Valentine’s tradition - the name day in February when men and women, boys and girls, court each other with little gifts in nice packages, decorated with red hearts…
‘Valentine's Day’ takes place on Thursday February 14th this year. Why not take this opportunity to celebrate your husband or fiance, your wife or your fiance with a ‘heart gift’, packaged playfully or more seriously meant, as you wish…”
Since 1956, the sale of flowers and sweets have increased a whole lot. Today, over 4 million roses are sold each Valentine’s Day here in Sweden!
Why not celebrate your love by escaping from a daring escape room? Spice up the romance with some zombies, serial killers, or the threat of nuclear destruction!