February is a month that brings in the positive vibes in our life and especially Valentine’s week is the most celebrated one. We all might be aware of the Valentine’s Day and the celebrations but do we actually know the significance and the reason behind those celebrations. So, we thought of helping you in knowing the significance of Valentine’s Day better and crafted this article, just have a read.
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We all know Valentine’s Day as just a special day for showering some extra love on those you feel your life would be just incomplete without.
Valentine’s Day also known as the Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast Of Saint Valentine is a feast honouring Saint Valentine of Rome and a few other saints. It is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration around the world. It is not a public holiday in any country around the world.
History Behind The Celebrated Day
Saint Valentinus is a saint from Rome who performed weddings for soldiers who were not allowed to marry. He was imprisoned for doing this thing. He also received a death sentence and he wrote a letter to the daughter of the jailer before his execution. He signed the letter with the sentence ‘From Your Valentine’ in the end. Saint Valentinus was buried on February 14.
The Valentine’s day is nothing associated with love until the middle age. The celebrations in England during the 17th Century began to resemble the current day celebrations.
But these days as we all know has become more of a business all over the world. But you try to preserve the beauty and in it don’t commercialize it, try to customize it as much as you can and preserve the love and spread it all over.
Fun Facts About Valentine’s Day
❤ Men spend double the amount of money on Valentine’s Day gifts than women
❤ Valentine’s Day is the second most popular day for sending greeting cards after Christmas
❤ 73 percent of all the flowers sold on Valentine’s Day were bought by men
❤ 85 percent of the total Valentine’s Day cards sold were purchased by women
❤ About 9 million people buy gifts for their pets on Valentine’s Day
❤ Around 50 million roses were exchanged on Valentine’s Day all over the world
❤ Around 36 million heart-shaped chocolate boxes were sold on Valentine’s Day every year
❤ About 15 percent of women send flowers to themselves on Valentine’s Day
❤ Richard Cadbury invented the Valentine’s Day candy box in the 19th century which is a popular gift option now
Valentine’s Week Celebrations
Valentine’s Day is celebrated all through a week as we all know. The celebrations begin from February 7 and end with the D Day on February 14. There is normally a special significance for each day during the week-long celebrations. So, now take a look at Valentine’s week celebrations.
February 7 – Rose Day
People as a sign of love exchange roses on this very first day of Valentine’s week. A rose usually given to express the love towards the significant other and red as a symbol of love red roses are exchanged on this day of the week-long celebrations.
So, surprise your loved ones with a bunch of roses on the rose day in Valentine’s week 2018
February 8 – Propose Day
The second day of the week is the propose day which gives all the people in love an opportunity to express their love to the ones’ they are in love with. You have to create your own style of proposing rather than imitating any hero from Bollywood.
Customize your proposal and surprise your love.
February 9 – Chocolate Day
There comes the third day of the week-long celebrations and it is obviously celebrated if your love accepts your proposal that you did the earlier day. If he/she accepts your love, then you can celebrate this day by showing them some love by presenting them chocolates.
Chocolates are everyone’s favourite and take this opportunity to impress your love by presenting them a chocolate box.
February 10 – Teddy Day
The fourth day of Valentine’s week gives you the opportunity to gift your love with a teddy bear.
But I think this concept is made thinking of girls in mind. Do guys also like teddys’? I don’t think so.
February 11 – Promise Day
This fifth day is considered as one of the important days of the week. During this day the couple will make promises to each other to stay together till the last breath.
Check some amazing and interesting promises you can make to your loved ones to promise this Valentine’s week 2018
February 12 – Hug Day
The sixth day of the week-long celebrations is celebrated with hugs. People celebrate this day by hugging each other as hugging is considered as a strong gesture to express your emotions.
So, just hug your loved ones to show them how much you love them.
February 13 – Kiss Day
The seventh day of the week is also the most popular day of the celebrations. This is a really sweet gesture of showing your love towards those you love. So, just plant a kiss on them to express your love.
February 14 – Valentine’s Day
This is the last and D day of the week-long celebrations. This is the day that gives everyone the opportunity to express their true, genuine love towards someone.
While Valentine’s Day is a really huge celebration all over the world, a true love can be celebrated on any day. So have the same love and shower the same love on your loved ones’ all through the year.
If you have your loved ones’ by your side, then every day should be a Valentine’s Day for you. So, let the love spread all the time like every day is a Valentine’s Day.