Red roses, ring fingers: Interesting things about Valentine's Day

Red roses, ring fingers: Interesting things about Valentine's Day

SINGAPORE - Why are couple or wedding rings usually worn on the fourth finger of the left hand?

No, it is not just to show others that a person is attached.

It is, in fact, a tradition that dates back to the ancient Egyptians, who believed that the vein of love runs from the finger straight to the heart.

It's February, and that means that love will be in the air once again with Valentine's Day.

SPH Razor recently hit the streets to find out just how much Singaporeans know about the traditions behind the special day for couples everywhere.

Members of the public were asked various questions about the occasion. One of the questions that was asked was what do red roses signify, and many were able to guess that it is a symbol that represents love.

They also learnt that in Iran, red roses, hearts, and any symbols promoting Valentine's Day are actually outlawed.

Participants were also asked to give inpromptu performances of their favourite songs with "love" in the title, which saw them belt out hits like Maroon 5's "This Love" and George Benson's classic ballad "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You".

Check out gallery and video to learn more about Valentine's Day, and see both the funny and right answers to the questions. How many of these can you get right?

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