Valentine’s Day 2020
Valentine’s Day 2020 will be celebrated across the world on Friday, the 14th of February.
Valentine’s Day event celebration is not for just a day, it is the major celebration which continues for the whole week. Below is the list of all valentine’s weekdays names and dates:
Rose Day: 7th of February, on Friday
Propose Day: 8th of February, on Saturday
Chocolate Day: 9th of February, on Sunday
Teddy Day: 10th of February, on Monday
Promise Day: 11th of February, on Tuesday
Kiss Day: 12th of February, on Wednesday
Hug Day: 13th of February, on Thursday
Valentine’s Day: 14th of February, on Friday
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The day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and joy, especially by the youths. People exchanged flowers, chocolates, gifts with their loved ones to express their love and affection towards them. The day was also observed as a mark of the true and selfless bond of love between two people which is celebrated on this day.
Various business organizations offered huge discounts on their products on the occasion. Restaurants also gave special offers and discounts for the couples visiting them on Valentine’s Day. Many restaurants around the world prepared various types of mouth-watering delicacies on the occasion to observe the day.
All the state governments beefed up the security in parks, shopping malls and other public places to avoid any unfortunate incidents which happened in the past years. Police personnel was also deployed in plain clothes at various public places and restaurants to avoid any issues on the occasion.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year as a grand celebration for the youths including all groups of people all over the world. It held annually on the 14th of February and celebrated by the people with lots of joy, happiness, and enthusiasm. It brings a lot of happiness and courage in each and every relationship. It is a great celebration that strengthens and renovates the bond between each and every relationship. A variety of attractive, lovely, sexy and gorgeous greetings cards, gifts pack, messages, and etc are given by the loved ones to him/her loved ones.
Valentine’s Day is also famous by the name “Saint Valentine’s Day” or the “Feast of Saint Valentine” which is commemorated yearly worldwide in many countries even after being a working day for all.
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History of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day celebration was first started to be celebrating every year as a grand celebration by the early Christian saint named Valentinus or Saint Valentine. The history behind the celebration of Valentine’s Day is associated with the most popular Christian saint, Saint Valentine.
According to history, once he sent to the prison as he was involved in the act of soldiers’ weddings who were not allowed to marry and mistreated in the Roman Empire. He said goodbye to all before his end of life by writing a letter which was signed as “Your Valentine”. From then it was started celebrating as a Valentine’s Day on his last day to commemorate him. Now, it has become an official feast day for Anglican Communion and the Lutheran Church. At some places, it is celebrated on different dates (Eastern Orthodox Church on the 6th of July and Bishop of Interamna on 30th of July).
Earlier it was related to romantic love, however, during the 18th century in England, it became an occasion expressing the love to the loved ones by presenting gifts, rose flowers or greeting cards are written Valentine’s Day messages. Some of the people also present their handwritten Valentine messages or greeting cards with valentine’s pictures.
Another historical fact about the celebration of this event is; earlier the Christian martyrs were called the Valentine who were honored and remembered on the 14th of February every year. They were the Valentine of Rome, priests of Rome who were sacrificed and buried on the Via Flaminia a day whereas the Valentine of Terni, bishop of modern Terni who was martyred under Emperor Aurelian and buried on the Via Flaminia a day.
After their sacrifice, their historical objects and remnants were kept in the Church to honor and remember. One of the Saint Valentine’s head was kept safely to the abbey of New Minster, Winchester to honor and worship. Now, it is continued to be celebrating as a St Valentine’s Day as an annual event in the variety of Christian denominations to commemorate the Christian martyrs.
Valentine’s Day Facts
- Valentine’s Day is celebrated throughout the world on 14th February each year as a festival of love and romance.
- It is celebrated to commemorate an ancient roman saint named Valentinus and 14th February is the date when the Saint achieved martyrdom.
- The day was first associated with love, sometime during 14th
- Saint Valentinus was involved in performing the secret wedding of soldiers who were otherwise forbidden to marry by Emperor Claudius II.
- Prior to 19th-century handwritten Valentine’s cards were used, but today they have been replaced by cards produced and printed by machines.
- Some Christian communities in Germany and the United Kingdom observe Valentine’s Day as an official feast day.
- People give gifts to their friends, companions, spouses and the celebration is gaining popularity among older people too.
- Though Valentine’s Day actually falls on 14th February, some people start celebrating it a week ago, designating every day for a specific purpose, like – Feb 7 as rose day, Feb 8 as propose day, Feb 9 as Chocolate day, Feb 10 as Teddy Day, Feb 11 as promise day, Feb 12 as Hug Day, Feb 13 as Kiss Day and Feb 14 as Valentine’s Day.
- During Valentine’s Day, the sale of flowers, chocolates, cards, gifts, soft toys goes beyond ten times than on any other usual day.
- Millions of cards are sold in India alone on Valentine’s Day.
- People also buy gifts for their pets, children or parents on Valentine’s Day.
- Single Awareness Day is celebrated on 15th February for those who remained single on Valentine’s Day.
- In Finland, Valentine’s Day is celebrated as “Friend’s Day”, which is more for celebrating with your friends rather than loved ones.
- The first box of chocolates was produced by Richard Cadbury during the late 1800s on the occasion of Valentine’s Day.
- People who buy flowers on Valentine’s Day constitute 73% men and 27% women.
Legends of Valentine’s Day
A long ago, there was a Christian Saint named, Saint Valentine. He was an honorable priest of Rome and got imprisoned as he had helped some mistreated or tortured Christians. He was also mistreated as a Christian by the Roman Emperor Claudius II as he involved in the weddings of mistreated Christian soldiers who were not allowed to marry by the Roman Emperor Claudius II to increase the number of soldiers in his army in the myth that married soldiers would not perform better. Other Christian Saints who were martyred are also associated with the legend of Valentine’s Day and are honored and remembered on the 14th of February annually.
Modern Traditions of Valentine’s Day
The way of celebrating Valentine’s Day has been changed a lot in modern times. The earlier Valentine’s Day celebration was associated with the European folk traditions means with Saint Valentine which has become marginalized through the traditions of modern Anglo-Americans and associated with the romantic love, Day of love, in the present time.
The customs of giving greeting cards rose flowers, chocolates, gifts pack and other costly things has become the recent trends of celebrating Valentine’s Day. However, it is still associated with regional customs in England. It is celebrated in something different way in Norfolk by distributing sweets and gifts to the children through a character named Jack Valentine by knocking the doors of everyone.
In the ancient time in Rome it was celebrated (from February 13-15) by the name “Lupercalia”, a festival associated with fertility which was later eliminated by the Pope Gelasius I and started celebrating on 14th of February as a “Purification of Mary” associated with romantic love.
During the celebration of the Lupercalia festival, men and women were used to making couples by selecting names from a jar which is continued as a modern-day custom. Now, it has become a very popular observance worldwide in recent years. People do not want to compromise this with their hectic schedule; they celebrate it gracefully with a lot of time by proposing and gifting their loved ones. At this day market are full of Valentine’s Day cards with the images of the lovely angel, hearts, love birds, roses, couples, and other romantic love indications.
Valentine’s Day Celebration in India
People in India celebrate Valentine’s Day very enthusiastically and with great passion. It is a very energetic event which is must to be celebrated by everyone even after their busy schedule. It is a fun-filled celebration full of cultural and traditional activities and a mix of western culture. On this day, all couples already book their hotels or restaurants to go for a big and long celebration. They also go to the malls for shopping, multiplexes, cinema halls to enjoy movies, nearby famous places, long drive, tour and so many. Young couples propose on this day to each other by offering gifts, red roses, jewelry, and cards. Another single young search for their partner on this day to propose and be a nice couple forever.
They wear some fine and selected clothes to attract their partner and looking handsome. At least a week earlier of the day, post offices become very busy to deliver the courier of flowers, gift packages, romantic letters, greeting cards, and so many things. It is not a public or private holiday, it is the working day for all so, all the schools, colleges, offices, government, and private organizations and institutions remains opened this day. However, most of them enjoy taking leave from offices or other working places. There is a rush at the roads, hotels, restaurants, and malls, these places become full of crowd.
Greeting cards and gift packets are symbolized with the symbols of love such as red roses, angels, arrows, love birds, red hearts and etc. These symbols play a great role in bringing the couples together, increasing and strengthening their bond of love and friendship. The red color is everyone’s favorite color and deeply associated with the symbol of love and romance.
Valentine’s Day: As an event of Love and Romance
Valentine’s Day is a big event for everyone all around the world and celebrated by all groups of people as an event of love and romance each after a year. It is the day to enjoy love and romance socially, culturally and traditionally. Love and romance are the things of very necessity in the life of every people to compromise all the pros and cons, to feel something new in life, to start life in lovely and romantic ways and so many. It brings hope of love and romance in everyone’s life, it never sees the age, group, sex or social status of the people. Everyone has rights of love and romance in his life, he or she has the rights to search for his/her love on this day. Earlier it was celebrated as the event of the day for martyrs however; the celebration has been changed and modernized as an event of love and romance.
Sending greetings for valentine was also popular in the Middle Ages as well and continues in the current time. It is the day for all such as girlfriends, boyfriends, partners, spouses, friends, first dates, families, 50th anniversaries or the one who is single and searches for his love. People search for some romantic and popular places in nearby areas or far from their cities to celebrate their Valentine’s Day in special ways. They do not want to lose this annual opportunity from their life. Some enjoy horse riding, boat journey, bike riding, long car driving, dinner at popular places, street walking, honeymoon, multiplexes movies, get engaged or married and so many activities.
Valentine’s Day: As an event of Refreshing Relationship
Valentine’s Day comes every year as a relationship refreshment event that refreshes the relationships by adding some fragrance, love, and romance among each and every relation. Celebrating this event on the 14th of February is a good idea to add some love and love matters in life as well as to start life innovatively with happiness. In order to make your Valentine’s Day special and perfect, there are many Valentine’s Day packages are available in the market which you can use to refresh and empower your great and lovely relationship. It is a fun-filled event that allows you to indulge yourself and your valentine to have some pleasurable moment a year after by starting with the already arranged dinner place decorated with the red roses as only words may not able to express your meaning of romance and love.
Make your relationship a satisfactory, meaningful and happy relationship by adding some innovative things to it. Go to some secret and attractive places with your partner away from the crowd to reveal your hearty expressions as well as let him/her believe that he/she is the only and special valentine of your life. The first thing about the great importance of any relationship is that you know deeply about the likes and dislikes of your valentine to express him/her throughout life. Never mix up your personal relationship with your professional relationship as they may get some misunderstandings. To get a better and strong relationship, there should be an understanding of always give in a relationship without any expectations.
Valentine’s Day: As an event to Strengthen the Bond of Love
Valentine’s Day brings an opportunity to everyone to enhance the status of love as well as to strengthen their bond of love. It is considered that a little distance in any relationship strengthens the bond of love however it is a great job to make your love deep and deep even after being together. If the statement of “always gives, never expect in a relationship” is really followed by someone, they can be very able to deepen their relationship bond. Valentine’s Day is such a great event that can really make everyone’s heart grow fonder.
Try something new on daily basis to make each and everyday a Valentine’s Day as well as make feel to your valentine that he/she is really a special valentine of yours whoever you love so deeply. Never make your love to get old and outdated, try to make it always young and innovative for the whole life. Wish your valentine every day in new ways with new love words to attract him/her. Take care of every little thing of your valentine as well as never consider his/her drawbacks/misunderstandings or try to forget as soon as possible. Have a break weekly from your professional life to give some time to your personal life to grow and flourish. Go outside to some places to renovate your love bond and relationship.
There should be open communication among any relationship to avoid misunderstandings as well as deepens the emotional bond. Both of the partners of any relationship should be disclosed to each other to be a satisfied couple as well as get fulfilled each and every basic and essential needs. It is the real truth that never expect with each other in a relationship however, always doing something unexpected things for each other is the natural and amazing way to make your love bond so tight. Wish, honor and share all the special occasions with your partner to inspire your relationship. These are the really working things which make your relationship always exciting and special.
Valentine’s Day: As an Opportunity to Be Double from Single
Imagine and try your every effort to get double this year Valentine’s Day as there is nothing in life to be single for long. Get your first and last loved ones from the crowd to be settled and start your life in new ways to get new experiences of life. Never be negative anytime as they may destroy the moments of happiness and think always positive which easily led you to your way of love and valentine.
Valentine’s Day: An Innovative Way to Shake Your Life
Shake your life with your special valentine in some innovative and non-traditional ways at this Valentine’s Day. Have innovative and unexpected gift ideas to your mind to make your moments special. Do something romantic like go for romantic movies, books, comedy or music. Make this year 14th of February special and unforgettable throughout life by doing new and innovative things.
Plan to go on long and unique trips with your lovely valentine to spend precious time with him/her. Impress your valentine by saying not just “I Love You”, say “I love the way you are” by telling some specific attributes of your beloved. Decorate your home of love with special things to make it a heaven of love. Keep smile at your face whenever you meet your valentine without any expectations in turn which may stop your smile.