Valentine’s Day is around the corner. A day dedicated to celebrating ‘love.’ Before the ‘festival of love’ comes, people worldwide celebrate certain other days to express their love to their loved ones. Valentine’s Week begins on February 7 and ends with the celebration of the ‘day of love.’
Why is Valentine’s Day celebrated?
Valentine’s Day is also known as Saint Valentine’s Day and Feast of Saint Valentine. This day is observed on February 14 every year.
It emerged as a feast day for Christians. This day has significance as it is dedicated to a Roman saint named, Valentine. Later with time, this day is celebrated with folk traditions.
In many regions, Valentine’s Day is considered a religious, cultural, and commercial celebration of love and romance.
Valentine’s Week: A Week Full of Love
As Valentine’s Week has arrived, “Love is in the air.” Each day of this week carries significance. The way of the celebration varies from person to person. People might offer their loved ones a rose, a warm hug, a basket filled with mouth-watering chocolates, a soft toy like a teddy bear, and most importantly love.
The seven days of Valentine’s Week comprises, Rose Day, Propose Day, Chocolate Day, Teddy Day, Promise Day, Hug Day, and Kiss Day.
- Rose Day: February 7
The Valentine’s Week starts with Rose Day. This day is celebrated annually on February 7.
On this day, people exchange roses or bouquets with their loved ones.
It is believed that flowers make an occasion more beautiful with their appearance and fragrance.
Different colors of roses hold different meanings. For instance, red roses symbolize love, yellow roses signify friendship, and pink roses stand for admiration and appreciation. Therefore, it is the day when flower shops are filled with a variety of roses and a variety of lovers.
- Propose Day: February 8
Propose Day falls on February 8.
As the name suggests, it is the day for confession. It is the day when people confess and express their feelings to the people they admire.
- Chocolate Day: February 9
Who dislikes chocolates? One can say Chocolate Day is a universal favorite. This day falls on the 9th day of February.
On this day, people gift chocolates to their loved ones. If the chocolates are handmade, they would be the top-tier.
Surprisingly, if a person is not a sweet tooth person, then they can be gifted with their favorite snacks.
- Teddy Day: February 10
A girl’s favorite cuddly toy is a teddy. Teddy Day is celebrated on 10th February.
On this day, one can gift their loved ones a cute, large, or small teddy bear, and cuddly plushies.
It is believed that a cuddly plushie or a teddy can fix someone’s mood and cheer them up, reminding them of their loved ones.
- Promise Day: February 11
The fifth day of the week, Promise Day falls on February 11.
On this day, people make promises of love. This day is to celebrate togetherness. One can say that on this day people give each other assurance that no matter what the situation will be they will be together forever.
The commitments and the promises help in building a strong bond and make the love grow.
- Hug Day: February 12
The sixth day of Valentine’s Week, Hug Day falls on February 12.
A warm hug is again a symbol of assurance. Besides giving comfort, hugs help in removing all the worries a person might be going through. A hug symbolizes a feeling of attachment and togetherness. Therefore, people must offer warm hugs to their beloved, on this day.
- Kiss Day: February 13
Kiss Day falls on February 13.
As the name suggests, people in love offer their love to their loved ones with this act of love.
Valentine’s Day: Celebrate Your Love on this Day
Yes, you read that right. Valentine’s Day is not only for celebrating love but also for celebrating your love. Respect more, compliment more and most importantly love more.
If you are a person who is in love then make sure to be with your partner or with your loved ones through thick and thin, no matter what.
Valentine’s Day is not just for your partners. Since it is a day to celebrate love, one can celebrate this day with their parents, siblings, and friends.
Fun fact: One can also celebrate themselves on this day.
Yes! You can buy yourself a rose, eat your favorite chocolates, play with your cute plushies, promise yourself to love yourself more, and leave a lip stain on the mirror.