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VALENTINE'S DAY

When is Valentine's Day in 2021?

Valentine's Day in 2021 is on the Sunday, 14th of Feb (2/14/2021).

Valentine's Day is on the 45th day of 2021. There are 320 days left in the year.

Valentine's Day Facts

  • Date: Feb 14, 2021
  • National
  • Also Called: Saint Valentine's Day
  • Celebrations: Dating, Gift exchange
Valentine's Day iImage Credit: wikiPedia

Valentine's Day is celebrated on 14th February every year across the world. Largely a Western tradition, the day is now celebrated in a major way in the eastern part of the world as well in countries like India and China. The day is named after a Christian martyr Saint Valentine and is celebrated to commemorate the love between companions.

The day is believed to have been first incorporated by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. There were numerous martyrs named Valentine in the early years who were martyred for several reasons. However, none of them were associated with love. It was in the 14th century that a Valentine was associated with love and it is believed that the tradition of Valentine's Day started with that particular Valentine.

However, there are several other theories as to the origins of Valentine's Day. Some believe that the day was celebrated to respect a Saint Valentine when he refused to obey the orders of Emperor Claudius II. Emperor Claudius II had ordered that young men should refrain from marrying, as he believed that after marriage, men no longer remain good soldiers. However, the Valentine in question did not obey this order and helped many young men marry secretly. The Valentine was thus killed by the Emperor and hence, the tradition of Valentine's Day was started.

The day is predominantly celebrated in Western countries but is beginning to make its presence in other countries as well. On this day, lovers exchange gifts and cards to profess their love for each other while single men and women go out in find of their valentine. Several clubs and discs organize special nights on this day which is accompanied by thumping music, candle light dinners and other romantic settings.

Valentine's Day Observances

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DATE
HOLIDAY NAME
  • Thu
  • Feb 14, 2008
  • Sat
  • Feb 14, 2009
  • Sun
  • Feb 14, 2010
  • Mon
  • Feb 14, 2011
  • Tue
  • Feb 14, 2012
  • Thu
  • Feb 14, 2013
  • Fri
  • Feb 14, 2014
  • Sat
  • Feb 14, 2015
  • Sun
  • Feb 14, 2016
  • Tue
  • Feb 14, 2017
  • Wed
  • Feb 14, 2018
  • Thu
  • Feb 14, 2019
  • Fri
  • Feb 14, 2020

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2020

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
WednesdayWedJan 01, 2020Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 20, 2020Jan 20M L King Day
FridayFriFeb 14, 2020Feb 14Valentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 17, 2020Feb 17Presidents' Day
FridayFriApr 10, 2020Apr 10Good Friday
SundaySunApr 12, 2020Apr 12Easter Sunday
SundaySunMay 10, 2020May 10Mother's Day
MondayMonMay 25, 2020May 25Memorial Day
SundaySunJun 21, 2020Jun 21Father's Day
FridayFriJul 03, 2020Jul 03Independence Day Holiday
SaturdaySatJul 04, 2020Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 07, 2020Sep 07Labor Day
MondayMonOct 12, 2020Oct 12Columbus Day
SaturdaySatOct 31, 2020Oct 31Halloween
WednesdayWedNov 11, 2020Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 26, 2020Nov 26Thanksgiving Day
FridayFriDec 25, 2020Dec 25Christmas