Valentine’s Day History, Significance and Celebration

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day – February, the love season is dedicated to all those who are head-over-heels in love. This romantic month of the year marks the celebration of Valentine’s Day when love is in the air and kindling everybody’s heart for their true love.

Valentine’s Day History

The idea of celebrating love on St. Valentine’s Day is said to have originated during the Medieval Period, which further became prevalent by the 15th century. Sending little love notes along with flowers, chocolates, and candies to one’s beloved was a popular trend during this era. These handwritten love notes, known as ‘valentines’, were symbolized as a token of love.

It has its origin in Roman paganism – in the ancient festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration on February 15. However, the roots of Valentine’s Day are also said to lie beyond Lupercalia and are shrouded in various fanciful myths.

Valentine’s Day List

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17 FebruaryRose DayMonday
28 FebruaryPropose DayTuesday
39 FebruaryChocolate DayWednesday
410 FebruaryTeddy DayThursday
511 FebruaryPromise DayFriday
612 FebruaryHug daySaturday
713 FebruaryKiss DaySunday
814 FebruaryValentine’s DayMonday

Valentine Week Days

Rose Day

Valentine’s Week starts with the first day of Rose Day.

Propose Day

The second day of Valentine’s Week is known as Propose Day. If you are in love or would like to propose to someone special, then this is the best time for you to express your feelings.

Chocolate Day

The third day of Valentine’s week is Chocolate Day, celebrated with the gift of chocolates to your soul mate.

Teddy Day

The fourth day of Valentine’s week is celebrated as Teddy Day. As the name suggests, sending a beautiful Teddy to your sweetheart is a perfect way to enjoy this day.

Promise Day

The fifth day of Valentine’s week is Promise Day. Spend the warm and cosy company of your loved one while making strong promises to stay together for eternity.

Hug Day

The sixth day of Valentine’s week is Hug Day. The day is well described by its name as it’s time for hugging and showering your love on the person you love most.

Kiss Day

The seventh day of Valentine’s week is Kiss Day. Shower your love on the person you love the most romantically on this day.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is the last day that ends this entire week of love, care, and endless feelings of lovers.

Valentine’s Day Celebration

Observed worldwide on February 14, St. Valentine’s Day celebrates the bond of love and affection between couples. It is also considered the most popular day to express your feelings to your beloved. Lovers express their affection by giving greeting cards, chocolates, gifts, and particularly red roses (symbol of beauty and love) to their beloved. The doves, figurines of the winged Cupid (Roman God of love), and heart-shaped images are popular icons of Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is popular worldwide, especially in the United States and England.

Valentine’s Day Gifts

Today Valentine’s Day celebrations go beyond the traditional gifting of love notes, candies, and hand-made Valentine’s cards. Couples go out for romantic dinners and exchange cuddly teddy bear gifts, chocolates, and red roses. Shops are bursting with heart-shaped balloons, soft toys, cushions, chocolates, roses, and figurines of Cupid on this day. 

Overall, Valentine’s Day has become commercialized, especially with florists and card shops doing a booming business during this time. However, in due course of time, it has also expanded to expressions of affection among relatives and friends.

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Valentine’s Day Celebration in India

Although Valentine’s Day celebration is not a part of Indian culture, this love festival is warmly welcomed by youngsters of India. Married couples, as well as love birds, show their interest through Valentine’s week celebrations and exchanging gifts.

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