Valentine's day is always celebrated on February 14th. And this year valentine’s day of 2023 is on Monday. Some historians believe that according to the ancient Roman calendar, valentines day is celebrated on the fixed date of February 14th which is a day known for all about love.
In general, early western people often opted to celebrate holidays on the days when they coincide with the existing and forthcoming festivals like Christmas and thanksgiving day etc. So in a similar process, they placed Valentine’s day on February 14th, while according to the Roman calendar, it's celebrated on February 15th.
WHY DO PEOPLE CELEBRATE VALENTINES DAY?
By the end of the 15th century, people started associating and using the word “valentine” to describe a lover character in songs and poems. Later on, in the 18th century, the renowned book called “The Young man’s Valentine Writer” was published in England. In the 19th century, paper valentine’s cards were mass-produced and then Valentine’s day came into popularity.
HOW DO PEOPLE CELEBRATE VALENTINES DAY?
People show their love towards their loved ones in different ways. Western countries celebrate Valentine's day as a festival and people look forward to this occasion where the practice of sending love messages is the ultimate way to celebrate this day between couples and lovers. Often people convey their love through special gifts and love cards expressing their affection to their partners.