Valentine’s Day is a special day to celebrate love and affection. For many people, it is a day to express their love for one another.
It can also be a day for exchanging sweet gifts, enjoying special meals or treats, or simply spending time together.
Whether you are flying solo or in a relationship, an adult or a kiddo, spending Valentine’s Day with your loved ones is a cherished tradition!
Here are over 50 fun Valentine’s Day trivia questions and answers to get you started on your holiday planning!
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70 Fun Valentine’s Day Trivia Questions and Answers
Which celebrity was NOT in the 2010 movie Valentine’s Day — Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Taylor Swift, or Harry Styles?
Answer: Harry Styles.
It is thought that Valentine’s Day originated from the Roman festival of Lupercalia, held on February 15th. What happens during this festival?
Answer: The men stripped naked and spanked young maidens in the hopes of increasing their fertility.
Other than Valentine’s Day, which is the next biggest holiday for giving flowers?
Answer: Mother’s Day.
The first Valentine’s Day celebration occurred in which Western European city?
Before candy hearts became a sign of sweetness on Valentine’s Day, they originally served what purpose?
Answer: They were medical lozenges.
Valentine’s Day was first declared a holiday by what — a king, a judge, a pope, or an exiled prince?
Answer: A pope. In 496 A.D., Pope Gelasius I made the feast of St. Valentine an official holiday, hoping to expel the pagan rituals of Lupercalia by combining it with St. Valentine’s Day.
In Roman mythology, Cupid is the son of ___, the goddess of love and beauty.
Cupid is usually seen carrying what in his hand?
Answer: A bow and arrows to pierce hearts and cast a spell of love.
What is Venus’ favorite flower?
Answer: The red rose.
What is Galentine’s Day and when is it typically celebrated?
Answer: Galentine’s Day is a made-up celebration from the American comedy television series Parks and Recreation, where the day is dedicated to celebrating friendship with your gal pals on Feb 13.
How do you say ‘love’ in Spanish?
How do you say ‘love’ in Italian?
What is the famous pop art sculpture by American artist Robert Indiana?
Answer: ‘Love’. It consists of the letters L and O over the letters V and E.
How do you say ‘I love you’ in French?
Answer: Je t’aime.
How do you say ‘I love you’ in Mandarin Chinese?
Answer: Wǒ ài nǐ.
Why was Saint Valentine executed on February 14th?
Answer: For marrying couples in secret after the emperor had banned it (Emperor Claudius II believed single men made better soldiers).
Which color has been scientifically proven to be attractive to men?
Every year on Valentine’s Day, people send thousands of Valentine’s letters to this fictional character with a Verona, Italy address. Who is he/she?
Answer: Juliet from Romeo and Juliet.
Who is Valentine’s named after?
Answer: Saint Valentine of Rome.
Renée Zellweger is forced to choose between two handsome potential suitors, Colin Firth and Hugh Grant, in this British romantic comedy. What is this movie called?
Answer: Bridget Jones’s Diary.
Which famous landmark in Asia was built in honor of love and loyalty?
Answer: The Taj Mahal. After the death of his wife in 1631, Emperor Shah Jahan constructed the mausoleum in her memory. The building holds their tombs.
In the 1700s, rural English women would pin five bay leaves to their pillows — one in the center and four on the corners — on the night of February 13. Why was this done?
Answer: In order to have sweet dreams about their future husbands.
According to the National Confectioners Association, which types of chocolates are the most popular flavor in chocolate boxes?
Answer: Caramels are most popular, followed by chocolate-covered nuts, chocolate-filled, cream-filled, and coconut.
Black Day is a Korean love holiday for singles — what can you typically find singles eating on this day?
Answer: Jajangmyeon (black bean noodles).
Which European country celebrates “Friend’s Day” rather than Valentine’s Day?
In the abbreviation “XOXO,” what do “X” and “O” stand for?
Answer: The “X” stands for kisses, and the “O” stands for hugs.
While Cupid is famous in Roman mythology, before he was renamed Cupid, he was known to the ancient Greeks as ___, the god of love.
Which state has the largest number of chocolate makers in the US?
In Japan, women do most of the gifting on Valentine’s Day. On what day do women receive gifts from men?
Answer: White Day, held on March 13.
On Valentine’s Day in 1876, a very important invention was made and an equally important patent was applied for. What was it?
Answer: Alexander Graham Bell applied for his telephone patent.
Which profession tends to receive the most Valentine’s Day cards?
In this Netflix rom-com, Ali Wong and Randall Park play former childhood besties where she is a famous chef and he is still living at home. What is the movie called?
Answer: Always Be My Maybe.
Best friends FDR Foster (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) are secret agents who end up falling for the same girl, Lauren (Reese Witherspoon). What is this movie?
Answer: This Means War.
The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre was the murder of seven Irish members and associates of Chicago’s North Side Gang that occurred on Saint Valentine’s Day 1929. Which mobster was at the head of it?
Answer: Al Capone.
Lovapalooza, an event where thousands of couples kiss simultaneously, is held in which country?
Answer: The Philippines.
Conversation Hearts are an iconic part of Valentine’s Day. Which company produced these candies?
On February 14, 1929, penicillin was introduced by a young bacteriologist named what?
Answer: Sir Alexander Fleming.
Who is this lovely quote by: “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite.”
Answer: William Shakespeare.
Who is this lovely quote by: “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
Answer: Helen Keller.
Who is this lovely quote by: “We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
Answer: Dr. Seuss.
Which movie is this plot from: Henry has to get creative while dating Lucy because of her short-term memory loss, which makes her forget who he is and how they fell in love.
Answer: 50 First Dates.
Which superhero movie features an iconic kiss given upside down?
Can you name one state that has a town named Valentine?
Answer: There are 4: Arizona, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia.
What do pink roses typically signify?
Answer: Pink roses convey appreciation, gratitude, and recognition, making them great as a ‘thank you’ gift.
In 2001, a movie was released titled Valentine. What genre was the film?
Sometimes, Cupid is described as missing which of his senses?
“I Want to Know What Love Is” is one of the greatest songs of all time. Which band sings this song?
The song “I Will Always Love You” was famously sung by Whitney Houston, but who originally wrote and recorded the song?
Answer: Dolly Parton.
What do yellow roses typically symbolize?
Which color rose symbolizes purity and innocence?
Answer: White roses.
Which internal organ was believed to cause love in Medieval times?
Answer: The liver.
What is the reason almond blossoms appear on many Valentine’s Day cards?
Answer: In Greek mythology, the almond bloom is a symbol of eternal love.
William Shakespeare mentions Valentine’s Day in which of his plays?
Who does Cupid fall in love with In Roman mythology?
Which city in the world is considered the city of love and is the most traveled to city on Valentine’s Day?
Answer: Paris, France.
Which Hershey’s candy is most closely related to Valentine’s Day?
Answer: Hershey’s Kisses.
Valentine’s Day Trivia: Pop Culture Bonus Round!
This skunk from Looney Tunes is known for his amorous pursuits, often leading to comical situations. Can you name him?
Answer: Pepe Le Pew.
In the animated series “Hey Arnold!,” which character is secretly infatuated with the main character, Arnold, and expresses her feelings through her private journal?
Answer: Helga Pataki.
This character from “Peanuts” is head over heels for the little red-haired girl but is often too shy to express his feelings openly. Who is this character?
Answer: Charlie Brown.
In “The Flintstones,” who is the next-door neighbor of Fred and Wilma Flintstone and has an ongoing crush on Fred?
Answer: Betty Rubble.
This character from “The Simpsons” is known for his unrequited love for Marge Simpson. Despite his constant advances, Marge remains loyal to her husband, Homer. Who is this character?
Answer: Waylon Smithers.
This romantic comedy, starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant, revolves around a London bookseller and a famous actress who unexpectedly cross paths. Can you name the movie?
Answer: Notting Hill (1999).
This classic romantic comedy features Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal and explores the complexities of friendship turning into something more. Can you identify the movie?
Answer: When Harry Met Sally (1989).
Question: In this romance film, a time-traveling protagonist played by Rachel McAdams tries to navigate her unusual love story with Eric Bana. What’s the title?
Answer: The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009).
Question: Which film, starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, centers around a Canadian book editor who convinces her assistant to marry her to avoid deportation? Can you name it?
Answer: The Proposal (2009).
Question: This Valentine’s Day-themed movie follows the lives of eight very different couples dealing with love in London, England, exploring love in its various forms. Did we mention Hugh Grant and Colin Firth are in this one? What’s the title?
Answer: Love Actually (2003).
Question: In this romcom, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan find love in the digital age, exploring the possibilities of an online romance. What’s the movie’s name?
Answer: You’ve Got Mail (1998).
Question: Starring Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner, this romantic comedy follows a man who learns some important life lessons when visited by romantic ghosts. Can you guess the title?
Answer: Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009).
Question: This film, featuring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, explores the challenges of maintaining a strictly physical relationship without emotional entanglements. What’s the title?
Answer: No Strings Attached (2011).
In the TV series “Friends,” this character has a complicated romantic history with Ross Geller, including a memorable trip to Vegas. Who is she?
Answer: Rachel Green.
On “The Office,” which salesman has a longstanding crush on his receptionist coworker, Pam Beesly?
Answer: Jim Halpert.
In “How I Met Your Mother,” this character is a hopeless romantic constantly in search of true love, often using grand gestures to win over his romantic interests. Who is he?
Answer: Ted Mosby.
Valentine’s Day Decor and Card Ideas
Decorate your home or classroom for Valentine’s Day with these easy ideas:
Red Felt Garland Hanging String Hearts
Tape these up on your door, walls, or windows.
Comes with 4 garlands of 20 hearts each
Red & Pink- Valentine’s Day Hanging Hearts
Tape these up on your door, walls, or windows.
Comes with 8 garlands of 10 hearts each
American Greetings Valentine’s Day Cards
Designs featuring donuts, pizza, French fries and ice cream.
Comes with 56 sticker cards.
Big Rose Gold Heart Balloon – Pack of 20
10 rose gold Mylar heart balloons and 10 rose gold latex balloons.
Durable and re-usable for the next holiday!
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