What Is Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s day, also known as Saint Valentine’s Day, is celebrated every year on 14th February. It is the day of love celebrated among couples of any age. Loved ones express their feelings, and in many places’ candles, flowers, chocolates, and gifts are exchanged between them.
Who was St. Valentine?
Saint Valentine was a Catholic clergyman who lived in Rome during the third century B.C. He was a priest in Church who was recognized with the name of Valentine. During the third century, Emperor Claudius II was in rule, and he believed that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, so he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine considered it as the injustice of decree and defied Claudius. He continued to perform marriages for young lovers secretly. When his actions were discovered, the emperor ordered that he be put to death.
Before the beheading was done, he was imprisoned, and there he started caring for his fellow prisoners and the jailor’s daughter too. Valentine cured the girl’s blindness and fell in love with her. Before being executed, he wrote her a love message signed ‘from your Valentine’. He was then executed on February 14, 270 A.D.
It was not till more than 200 years later that 14 February was proclaimed as Saint Valentine’s Day. During this time, both the Christian and Catholic Church in Rome determined to stamp out any remaining paganism. A pagan fertility ritual was held every year in the month of February, but the Pope abolished this festival and proclaimed 14 February as Saint Valentine’s Day, thus establishing this day on the Catholic Calendar of Saints.
Why Valentine’s Day Is Celebrated?
We understood the fact that what is valentine’s day and a lot about Saint Valentine. Now let’s see how valentine’s day got linked with love. Let’s see what happened after the death of Saint Valentine and how this custom spread throughout the world.
There was a poet named Geoffrey Chaucer during the Middle Ages who wrote “The Canterbury Tales”. He was the first person who linked St. Valentine with romantic love, and this was the beginning of a tradition of courtly love. It is a ritual of expressing love and admiration, mostly in secret. Gradually this custom started spreading throughout Europe, and the stories grew about a High Court of Love where judges, usually females, would rule on issues related to love every year on 14 February.
The ancient practice of sending love messages slowly developed into people sending their loved one’s special cards expressing their affection and admiration. These cards were beautifully designed by the sender to show how much they loved the receiver. Cards usually contained the emotional verse and showed the beauty of the receiver. Senders usually expressed all their feelings through these cards and showed that how much they loved the receiver.
Later in the 19th century, many questions were raised about the sincerity of exchanging pre-printed cards and the sanity of spending huge amounts of money on them. Gradually this complicated the relationship between romantic love and the reality of marriage.
Today, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in a variety of ways in different countries. Loved ones celebrate different days of valentine’s week and express their love for each other the whole week in a variety of ways.
List of Days in Valentine Week
Valentine’s week is celebrated from February 7 to February 14. Seven Days of Valentine’s week are celebrated with immense happiness and joy. Loved one’s exchange gifts according to the days. The list of valentine days are as follows:
|1st Day Valentine||Rose Day||Monday||7th February 2022|
|2nd Day of Valentine||Propose Day||Tuesday||8th February 2022|
|3rd Day of Valentine||Chocolate Day||Wednesday||9th February 2022|
|4th Day of Valentine||Teddy Day||Thursday||10th February 2022|
|5th Day of Valentine||Promise Day||Friday||11th February 2022|
|6th Day of Valentine||Hug Day||Saturday||12th February 2022|
|7th Day of Valentine||Kiss Day||Sunday||13th February 2022|
|Valentine’s Day||Valentine’s Day||Monday||14th February 2022|
|9th Day of Valentine||Slap Day||Tuesday||15th February 2022|
|10th Day of Valentine||Kick Day||Wednesday||16th February 2022|
|11th Day of Valentine||Perfume Day||Thursday||17th February 2022|
|12th Day of Valentine||Flirting Day||Friday||18th February 2022|
|13th Day of Valentine||Confession Day||Saturday||19th February 2022|
|14th Day of Valentine||Missing Day||Sunday||20th February 2022|
|15th Day of Valentine||Break Up Day||Monday||21st February 2022|
1. ROSE DAY (February 7)
The first day of valentine’s week is Rose Day. This day is celebrated widely among lovers with great joy, and this is the day when lovers express their feeling with roses because nothing can express love better than the petals of roses. Lovers generally give red-, pink- and yellow-colored roses to their loved ones.
2. PROPOSE DAY (February 8)
The second day of valentine’s week is Propose Day. Most people propose to their loved ones with roses or a ring. After the rose day, when the lovers must have expressed their feelings by giving roses, propose day is the next step to go closer to your beloved, by declaring your love. If you are a victim of one side love or secret love, now it’s time to pour your heart out.
3. CHOCOLATE DAY (February 9)
The third day of valentine’s week is Chocolate Day. It is your day if you are a chocolate lover. If you want to impress your beloved, and fortunately, if she is a chocolate lover, you can gift your love her favorite chocolates. Chocolates are not just sweet and delicious, but they are packed with many health benefits too.
4. TEDDY DAY (February 10)
The fourth important day of valentine’s week is Teddy Day. On this day, lovers impress their beloved by gifting them teddies and trying to make them feel special. The charm of a sweet and adorable teddy creates the perfect romantic aura.
5. PROMISE DAY (February 11)
The fifth day of valentine’s week is Promise Day. On this day, the lover promises his beloved to hold her hand till his last breath, and the same the beloved does. Promise day is an important day of the whole valentine week because promises are the root of a happy and healthy relationship
6. HUG DAY (February 12)
The sixth day of valentine’s week is Hug Day. On this day, lovers hug their partners as a sweet gesture of love and affection. Through this gesture, you can hold your beloved in your arms forever and make her feel that you will always be there for her.
7. KISS DAY (February 13)
The seventh and the last day of valentine’s week is Kiss Day. On this day, partners express their love for each other by kissing. A kiss is a mark of trust and shows that you really love and respect your partner. If you are a lover, then don’t miss this golden opportunity to mark the trust.
8. VALENTINE’S DAY (February 14)
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You can express your love in any way you want. Love is not only expressed with luxury gifts and candlelit dinners; you can express your love just by respecting and caring for your partner. Valentine’s Day is just the day to express your love more openly.