Valentine’s Day is one of the most awaited day for lovers. It is held on 14th February every year. The day is to love the dear ones. People exchange good wishes, cards, flowers and gifts with friends and families on this day. A lot of couples go out for candle light dinner or to eat special romantic meal in hotels or restaurants. Heart sign, cupid and red roses are used for symbolizing the day.
Typical Celebration of People on the Valentine’s Day
Gifting card and sending presents to the nearest ones is the main event of people on 14th February. Lovers order for booking a table in hotels to eat at night. A tradition of proposing for marriage is also seen among the lovers. This day has a vibe of romanticism. The cards are specially designed for the couples. Hearts or Cupid are printed on these cards. Along with the card, the lover sends candy, chocolate, lingerie or wine to each other. If one can afford, jewelry is also a prominent and loveable gift for his girlfriend. To make the day more convenient, restaurants or fashion houses announce special discount for orders. Some people also go for celebrating the day in a tour.
Life in Public
Though the Valentine’s Day is not a federal holiday, a steady schedule is observed in offices, schools and other organizations. People go to their workplaces as usual, and celebrate their feeling by exchanging good wishes. This day is also favorite for couples to get wedded. Churches and other regional institutions remain busy in wedding.
The day is named after the St. Valentine. A story of sacrifice for love is closely related to this day. In England, the observance was started since the Middle Age. It also held as the ending of winter in the European region by Pagan generation. There is a tradition of exchanging hand-written cards in couples.
Signs and Symbols
There are two most popular signs of this day. The first one is a cupid with arrow and bow. The second sign is a pink or red heart. According to the popular Myth, the cupid fires the arrow directly to the lover’s heart. It is the meaning of falling in love. All the gifts also symbolize this day very meaningfully.
When Is Valentine’s Day?
|Weekday||Date||Year||Name||Holiday Type||Where It is Observed|
|Sun||Feb 14||2010||Valentine’s Day||Observance|
|Mon||Feb 14||2011||Valentine’s Day||Observance|
|Tue||Feb 14||2012||Valentine’s Day||Observance|
|Thu||Feb 14||2013||Valentine’s Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 14||2014||Valentine’s Day||Observance|
|Sat||Feb 14||2015||Valentine’s Day||Observance|
|Sun||Feb 14||2016||Valentine’s Day||Observance|
|Tue||Feb 14||2017||Valentine’s Day||Observance|
|Wed||Feb 14||2018||Valentine’s Day||Observance|
|Thu||Feb 14||2019||Valentine’s Day||Observance|
|Fri||Feb 14||2020||Valentine’s Day||Observance|
Name in other languages
|Día de Valentín||Spanish|