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VALENTINE'S DAY

When is Valentine's Day in 2019?

Valentine's Day in 2019 is on the Thursday, 14th of Feb (2/14/2019).

Valentine's Day is on the 45th day of 2019. There are 320 days left in the year.

Valentine's Day Facts

  • Date: Feb 14, 2019
  • 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

DAY
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

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2018

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
MondayMonJan 01, 2018Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 15, 2018Jan 15M L King Day
WednesdayWedFeb 14, 2018Feb 14Valentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 19, 2018Feb 19Presidents' Day
FridayFriMar 30, 2018Mar 30Good Friday
SundaySunApr 01, 2018Apr 01Easter Sunday
SundaySunMay 13, 2018May 13Mother's Day
MondayMonMay 28, 2018May 28Memorial Day
FridayFriJun 01, 2018Jun 01National Donut Day
SundaySunJun 17, 2018Jun 17Father's Day
WednesdayWedJul 04, 2018Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 03, 2018Sep 03Labor Day
MondayMonOct 08, 2018Oct 08Columbus Day
WednesdayWedOct 31, 2018Oct 31Halloween
SundaySunNov 11, 2018Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 22, 2018Nov 22Thanksgiving Day
TuesdayTueDec 25, 2018Dec 25Christmas