A Valentine’s surprise

February 14 every year is a day that celebrates love on a global scale. Photo: Supplied
February 14 every year is a day that celebrates love on a global scale. Photo: Supplied

February 14 is a day that celebrates love on a global scale – St. Valentine’s Day.

On this day, men and women everywhere flock to their closest florists and convenience stores to stock up on cards, boxes of chocolates and bunches of red roses.

The day brings people together to revel in their love for each other. But what of the aftermath of V Day?

If February is a busy month for florists, March could be a busy time for pharmacies.

A representative from the Auckland City Online Pharmacy says that by looking at records from past years, there isn’t much of an influx in pregnancy test sales, but Statistics New Zealand tells a different story.

As quoted from the Statistics New Zealand website, for October of 2010 and 2012, the numbers of births are a lot higher likened to other months of the year.

In October 2010 there were 5,396 births and in the same month two years later there were 2,471 births.

Comparing other months within these two years shows much lower numbers, which goes without saying: Valentine’s is officially the day of love.

Or making love, that’s for sure!

Samantha Worthington
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