illustration by lorna scobie

the history of valentine’s day in 60 seconds

everything you need to know

by nylon

If you're anything like us, you want to know everything about everything. And since we do live in the age of instant/constant information (thank you, internet!), we want to know it in a fast and super-kawaii way. So, we decided to create a new video series that tells you the history of [enter topic here], illustrated in 60 seconds. For our first installment, well, we decided to cover one of the most lucrative holidays of the year, Valentine's Day.

If you think the concept of V-Day (and all of the associated candy hearts and doily cards) is weird, well, it turns out the history is a whole lot weirder. Watch the video below to discover exactly how the holiday came to be (animal sacrifices and whippings are involved, so there's that).

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