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VALENTINE'S DAY

When is Valentine's Day in 2023?

Valentine's Day in 2023 is on the Tuesday, 14th of Feb (2/14/2023).

Valentine's Day is on the 45th day of 2023. There are 320 days left in the year.

Valentine's Day Facts

  • Date: Feb 14, 2023
  • National
  • Also Called: Saint Valentine's Day
  • Celebrations: Dating, Gift exchange
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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
  • Sun
  • Feb 14, 2021
  • Mon
  • Feb 14, 2022

List of National and Regional Public Holidays of United States in 2022

DAYDATEHOLIDAY
SaturdaySatJan 01, 2022Jan 01New Year's Day
MondayMonJan 17, 2022Jan 17M L King Day
MondayMonFeb 14, 2022Feb 14Valentine's Day
MondayMonFeb 21, 2022Feb 21Presidents' Day
FridayFriApr 15, 2022Apr 15Good Friday
SundaySunApr 17, 2022Apr 17Easter Sunday
SundaySunMay 08, 2022May 08Mother's Day
MondayMonMay 30, 2022May 30Memorial Day
FridayFriJun 03, 2022Jun 03National Donut Day
SundaySunJun 19, 2022Jun 19Father's Day
MondayMonJul 04, 2022Jul 04Independence Day
MondayMonSep 05, 2022Sep 05Labor Day
MondayMonOct 10, 2022Oct 10Columbus Day
MondayMonOct 31, 2022Oct 31Halloween
FridayFriNov 11, 2022Nov 11Veterans Day
ThursdayThuNov 24, 2022Nov 24Thanksgiving Day
SundaySunDec 25, 2022Dec 25Christmas