Monday 18 December 2017
(Week 51)

Valentine's Day 2018, 2019 and further

View below the dates for (among others) Valentine's Day 2018 and Valentine's Day 2019.
You can also see on which day the holiday falls and how many days it is until this holiday.
DateHolidayDay
February 14, 2017 Valentine's Day 2017 Tuesday
February 14, 2018 Valentine's Day 2018 Wednesday
February 14, 2019 Valentine's Day 2019 Thursday
February 14, 2020 Valentine's Day 2020 Friday
February 14, 2021 Valentine's Day 2021 Sunday
February 14, 2022 Valentine's Day 2022 Monday
February 14, 2023 Valentine's Day 2023 Tuesday
February 14, 2024 Valentine's Day 2024 Wednesday
February 14, 2025 Valentine's Day 2025 Friday
February 14, 2026 Valentine's Day 2026 Saturday
February 14, 2027 Valentine's Day 2027 Sunday

Significance of Valentine's Day 2018

Valentine's Day 2018, also known as Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an extremely popular holiday that celebrates and honours St Valentine and to express gratitude and love to dear ones.

History of Valentine's Day

Historically, Valentine's Day 2018 is said to have originated in Europe and made it's way to North America in the 19th century by British settlers. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honouring saints named Valentinus.

Several stories associated with the various Valentines that were connected to February 14 were told. It is said that the popular hagiographical account of Saint Valentine of Rome inspired the holiday. Saint Valentine was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry and for ministering to Christians, who were persecuted under the Roman Empire. According to legend, during his imprisonment, Saint Valentine healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius, and before his execution, he wrote her a letter signed "Your Valentine" as a farewell.

The day first became associated with romantic love in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). Today, Valentine's Day 2018 is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country.

Traditions of Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day 2018 traditions include card and gift giving. Popular gifts exchanged on the day include cards, fresh flowers (mainly the rose), chocolates and sweets. Additionally, people also complement these with other gifts of love to express affection and love. Valentine's Day dinner and dance parties are organized all over the country to celebrate the occasion. Many couples hold private celebrations in homes or restaurants. Children also gift handmade gifts and cards to their friends and loved ones.

When is Valentine's Day 2018

Valentine's Day 2018 takes place on February 14 annually. The day on which the holiday falls on changes but the date remains the same; consult the above table for exact dates.
See besides 'Valentine's Day' even more holidays, click on one of the links below.

View or download the 2017 calendar.

See also the 2017 Calendar.


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