Residents of Shenyang in northeast China walk past a ‘sea of roses’ two days before Valentine’s Day in 2014. Photo: Xinhua

Hongkongers spend average of HK$2,200 on Valentine’s Day, but ancient tales show it wasn’t always about money

From the Roman Empire to ancient Chinese folklore, the stories behind the festival of romance go back thousands of years

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Residents of Shenyang in northeast China walk past a ‘sea of roses’ two days before Valentine’s Day in 2014. Photo: Xinhua
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