Valentine’s Day, the day to celebrate love is almost here. It’s a day that is celebrated in very high spirits by lovers all around the words. It’s a day to cherish your love and surprise them with some amazing gifts. You will find couples all around the city walking hand-in-hand, looking filled with love and enjoying this beautiful day.
But do you know why we celebrate Valentine’s day? How did it start? What are some cool things that you can gift to your partner on Valentine's day?
I know you are getting curious to know. So without wasting any time, let’s get to the business. Here are the frequently asked questions about Valentine’s day along with their answers?
Valentine’s day FAQs
What is the history of Valentine’s Day?
As per the legends, the history of Valentine’s Day goes as back as the third century in Rome when Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage for young men with the belief that unmarried men are better soldiers than those with wives and families. St. Valentine who was a priest during the third century in Rome felt that this law was unjust and he continued performing marriages for young lovers in secret. But when the emperor discovered Valentine’s actions, he sentenced him to death. He was beaten, stoned and beheaded for going against the emperor and marrying young Christian couples. The date of his execution was 14th February, 270 AD.
So how did it become a festival of love that all of us celebrate as Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day is said to have originated from both old Christian and Roman convention. It is believed that in order to Christianize the pagan festival of Lupercalia, which was celebrated on February 15, Pope Gelasius declared February 14th as St. Valentine’s Day and declared that it will be celebrated as the day to remember the services of St. Valentine’s to humanity.
It was not celebrated as a day of love initially. It was during the middle ages that this day got associated with love based on a common belief of people in England and France that February 14 also marks the beginning of the birds’ mating season which is considered to be very auspicious. Since then, February 14 is celebrated by lovers as Valentine’s day by sharing greetings and pleasantries.
What is the purpose of Valentine’s Day?
Valentine’s Day is known as the day of love and awaited very excitedly by every couple. It’s a day when couples express their love to each other, share gifts and spend time together to celebrate and cherish their love. Roses and chocolates are some of the common gifts shared on this day, especially between young couples. Couples, all around the world, look forward to celebrating this day in a very romantic way and put in efforts to make their partner feel special.
What is Valentine’s week? What does each day of the day mean?
For those who believe one day isn’t enough to celebrate your love, there is a week-long prelude which leads to the ultimate day of romance. Starting from the 7th of February to Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February, every day of the week is special and lets you celebrate your love in different little ways.
- 07th of February - Rose Day: The Valentine’s week begins with Rose Day. A red rose is the best way to get your girl blushing. And hey, boys blush too.
- 08th of February - Propose Day: If you are single before Valentine’s day, this day of the week gives you a chance to propose your crush and get yourself a valentine too.
- 09th of February - Chocolate Day: Who doesn’t love chocolates? On the third of the week, gift your Valentine their favourite chocolates and dessert. You can also take them out to some pastry shop and let them know how much you love them in a chocolaty way.
- 10th of February - Teddy Day: Girls love teddy bears. Those fluffy little things are one of the best ways to keep your girl happy.
- 11th of February - Promise Day: A day to make promises. A day to promise each other that you will love them for a lifetime and beyond.
- 12th of February - Hug Day: Well, there is no better action to express your love and care for someone than a hug. Hug your lover and let them know you are always there for them.
- 13th of February - Kiss Day: Well, after all the gifts and pleasantries, this day is about having fun and burning a lot of calories.
What is a Propose Day? When is it celebrated?
8th of February, the second day of the Valentine week is celebrated as Propose Day. It’s a great day to propose your crush days before Valentine’s day. If you have a girlfriend and you are looking to take your relationship a step further, this is the best day of the year to get down on one knee and propose her. If you are already married, it’s a great opportunity to make your spouse feel special by proposing her again and repeating your vows.
Is Valentine’s Day only meant to be celebrated between couples?
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate and express love to all your loved ones including your family, friends and everyone else who is important in your life. Generally, it is the couples who are most excited about Valentine’s Day but it’s not necessary that you celebrate the day only with your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife. It is the day to celebrate love, not to celebrate a specific relationship. So, celebrate it with everyone you love and everyone who matters to you. Show love and affection to your mother, father and everyone else you come across on this day. It’s a day to spread love, so show your love to everyone and not just your partner.
How to celebrate Valentine’s Day when I am single?
You don’t need a boyfriend or girlfriend to celebrate Valentine’s day, you can celebrate Valentine’s day with your friends or family as well. The best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day when you are single is to celebrate it with your other single friends. Hang out with them, roam around the city, make fun of other couples and laugh. Watching couples roaming all around the city will obviously make you feel a bit lonely, but why would you feel lonely if you have great friends. Friendship is the purest form of love, celebrate your love with them, tell them how much you care for them and how blessed you are to have them in your life.
What are the best Valentine’s Day memes?
Well, Valentine’s Day is meant for couples. So what do the single people do on this very day? They make memes and fun of other couples to make themselves feel better. Here are some of my favourite Valentine’s Day memes.
Valentine’s Day Gifts FAQs
What to gift my girlfriend on Valentine’s day?
There are so many unique valentines gifts that you can give to your girlfriend. But, I guess the best way to make her feel special is giving her multiple gifts, few big ones and a number of small gifts. Being her boyfriend, you would be the best person to know what she would love the most. Chocolates and roses are a must, but then you also need to give her something that catches her by surprise.
You can also choose to buy some Valentine gifts for your girlfriend online. You can look out for some heart-shaped gifts that she can cuddle with when she misses you. Along with these, get her a box of her favourite chocolates, a valentine’s day card and some red roses, of course.
What could be a very cool valentine’s day gift for my girlfriend that doesn’t cost me much money either?
If you want to gift your girlfriend something cool and creative but have a tight budget, there are a number of gifts that can make her feel special. You can gift her something of her interest like if she likes reading novels, you can order some novels online which are really affordable. If she likes watching movies, then just invite her home and watch her favourite movies together. If she loves coffee, you can get a coffee mug for her. If you are creative enough, then make a valentine’s day card for her and let her feel how special she is.
What can I gift my wife on valentine’s day?
There are so many amazing gifts that you can give to your wife on Valentine’s day like a bouquet, a framed picture of both of you together, a beautiful ring, a necklace or some cool unique valentine gifts. But the best way to make her feel special is to give her the experience to remember along with some gifts. Dedicate the day entirely to her. Start the day by making her breakfast, take her to a movie followed by a dinner at some romantic place and then end the day with a long drive. And when you both reach back home, surprise her with your gifts. Make her feel special all through the day and let her know how much you love her.
What could be a good valentine’s day gift for my girlfriend who lives in a different city?
Living in a long distance relationship might be hard, but it is much stronger than any other type of relationship and so, on Valentine’s Day, you need to make sure that you gift her something really special, something that can remind her of you everytime she uses it. Something like a wearable nail polish holder or this ring holder, can be unique as well as useful. If you are living a different country, you can easily buy online some cool valentine gifts for her in India.
What can be the best Valentine's Day Gift for him?
Selecting the perfecting Valentine’s day gift for your boyfriend could be a little tricky because unlike for girls, there are not many generic gift options to choose for a boy apart from deodorants or wallets. To find the best gift for your boyfriend, you need to think about things he loves. For example, if he is a Game of Thrones’ fan, you can gift him this Hand of the King Brooch. Or if he is into gadgets, you can order some cool gadgets online. If your boyfriend smokes, get him this cool transformer ashtray. The trick is to know what he likes and get a gift accordingly. It doesn’t take much to keep your boyfriend happy, just a simple and useful gift will work well.
What can be the best-personalized valentine’s day gift for men?
There are a lot of options if you want to gift your man a personalized gift on Valentine’s Day. The best option is to make a handmade card with some pictures of your memories spent together. You can also write some romantic quotes or some cool messages that you both can relate to. You can also order some personalized gifts for your boyfriend, there are a lot of online websites for that. You can get his name or any quote printed on a t-shirt, a coffee mug or even a phone cover.
What to gift my gaming freak boyfriend on Valentine’s day?
Truth be told, guys who are into gaming are not that romantic. So, never gift them anything romantic. Still, there a lot of options to impress your gamer boyfriend on Valentine’s Day. One of them is a Gamepad, he is going to love it. You can also gift him some latest games but then you need to be sure of what types of games he plays. You can also go for some personalised gifts, my personal favourite is a gamepad-shaped coffee mug that looks really cool.
How can I send Valentine’s day gift to my girlfriend or boyfriend in India?
Unable to be in India with your partner on Valentine’s Day? Well, you can still send them gifts from anywhere across the globe. There are many websites that offer this service, including BigSmall, an online website that has amazing gift options for your special someone including a number of personalized gifts that can make your partner feel really special and loved. BigSmall delivers gifts all over India and also accepts international payments.
What are the best movies to watch on Valentine’s Day?
One of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to watch a romantic movie with your partner at home along with some KFC and something to drink. Some of the movies that I would suggest you watch on Valentine’s Day are:
-> Roman Holiday
-> Romeo + Juliet
-> Before Sunrise
-> Love Actually
And if you and your partner love Bollywood, then you can watch any one of these:
-> Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
-> Veer Zaara
-> Jab We Met
-> Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
What are the worst movies to watch on Valentine’s Day?
Please do not watch any of these movies with your Valentine.
-> War of the Roses
-> Heyy Baby
-> Mrs. Smith
Health Warning: You may never ever get to celebrate Valentine’s Day again.
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