Everything You Need to Know about Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This day means a lot for couples who are in love with each other. Celebrated on 14th February, Valentine’s Day is the most awaited day for couples throughout the world. Lovers wait for this day to express their love for their partners through gifts. So much so that an entire week is dedicated to celebrate those in love. Couples celebrate the valentine’s week with great fervor and enthusiasm.
When is Valentine’s Day 2020?
Like every year, Valentine’s Day 2020 will also fall on 14th February. This year, it’s a Friday.
Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day existed much before the time of St. Valentine. In ancient Rome, there used to be a holiday in the mid of February. This day celebrated fertility and it is believed that men and women were paired on this day as part of a ritual.
St. Valentine’s Day used to be feast day in the Catholic religion. This day was celebrated as the martyrdom day of St. Valentine. There are different legends of St. Valentine on whom this holiday is based. The one which explains the celebration of the day of love on 14th February is that St. Valentine was a Roman priest who used to perform weddings of the Roman soldiers who were forbidden to marry. St. Valentine used to wear a ring bearing cupid on one of his fingers. This was a symbol of love according to him. This ring helped soldiers recognise him. He also handed out paper cars to soldiers to remind them of love.
After this, St. Valentine came to be known as the saint of love. He helped lovers unite and become one.
Reason behind the celebration of Valentine’s Day
The reason behind the celebration of Valentine’s Day emanates from the symbolism that St. Valentine gave it. In the middle ages, people started celebrating love through different forms of expression like poems, songs and cards. As the 15th century came to an end, the world ‘valentine’ started to be associated with love. It was used to describe lover in all the poems dedicated to love. This is where the concept of Valentine’s Day originated from.
In the 19th century, people started giving Valentine’s Day cards to their lovers to express their love for their partners. The Valentine’s Day that we know today originated from here.
What is the significance of Valentine’s Day?
When it started Valentine’s Day was a religious ritual, gradually it began to be celebrated and also became a commercial holiday. Valentine’s Day has taken several meanings over the course of years. And this means it can take the meaning and significance of the place where it is celebrated. It is totally up to you if you want to skip the celebrations and mark this day to express your love for your partner or other people whom you appreciate. You can also express your love for your family and friends.
If you are trying to find out cool Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved ones, you need to understand that there are no rules for the day. You can celebrate it the way you like.
Valentine’s Week List 2020
The significance of Valentine’s Day is so much that people have devoted an entire week to the celebrations. The week that starts from 7th February and ends on 14th February is very important for lovers. Many people express their feelings through the different days of this week. Here’s how people celebrate Valentine week and the days of Valentine week.
7th February is the Rose Day. It is the day when lovers plan to greet each other with roses or Valentines flowers so that they can prepare to propose their partner.
8th February is the Propose Day. This is the day when lovers can officially propose to each other. They use different media like rings, flowers or cards. There are very less chances that the other person will develop hatred for you on this day.
9th February is the Chocolate Day. Chocolates symbolize love and therefore there is a special day dedicated only to chocolates in this week of love.
10th February is the Teddy Day. It is believed that girls love teddy bears and therefore boys make it a point to gift teddies to their lady love on this day.
11th February is the Promise Day. Once you’ve proposed to your partners, this day marks the promises you make to each other. Couples generally promise to be with each other.
12th February is the Hug Day. Nothing can express your feelings better than a hug and this day celebrates that form of expression.
Kiss Day. When in love, you should feel free to kiss you partner on this day.
And the week culminates into Valentine’s Day on 14th February and wish your partner a happy Valentine’s Day and surprise them with unique Valentine’s Day ideas.
What is the best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day?
From gifts to letters and expressions, this day is all about expressing each other’s love for their partners.