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Valentine Day Week List 2024

DateFebruary 5, 2024

It is a well-known fact that Valentine’s Day is on February 14. It is a special day for lovers, and it honors St. Valentine, a 3rd-century Roman saint who is the patron saint of lovers. He attained martyrdom on February 14, and this day is observed as St. Valentine’s day since the 8th century at the very least.

Valentine’s Week is a worldwide commemoration of his martyrdom and is from February 7 to February 14. Specific dates and events are earmarked during this week for special occasions. It is overall a week that promotes love, devotion, and passion.

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Valentine Week List 2024

Valentine’s Week commences on Rose Day every year. It is a weeklong celebration of love. This is the ideal week to propose to your beloved, exchange gifts, and express your love with a tender message, love letter, or love card. Lovers all over the world look forward to this special week to celebrate their love and loved ones.

There are many love rituals for Valentine’s Week. Each day is associated with something. It could be roses, chocolates, making promises, or proposing, hugging, kissing, etc. The rituals come to a climax on the most important day, which is Valentine’s Day – February 14.

Rose Day, the first day of Valentine’s Week, is a time to demonstrate your love as well as spring some surprises. The second day is Propose Day. Chocolate gifts and special moments with your sweetheart are meant for the third day. On Teddy Day, lovers gift each other soft toys, and on Promise Day, they pledge their love to each other. Hug Day and Kiss Day follow next. The celebrations culminate on February 14th.

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Valentine’s Week 2024

Here is the complete Valentine’s Week itinerary to help you plan your Valentine’s Week activities.

Rose Day – February 7, 2024

Roses, especially red roses, have always been symbols of love, romance, and passion. It is regarded as the flower of love. The ancient Greeks associated red roses with Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty, love, and sexuality. Aphrodite’s beauty was supposedly so great that roses sprang up in her path when she walked. Hence, red roses came to symbolize love and desire, and people used them in romantic gestures and rituals. Red roses are also linked to Adonis, the Greek god of beauty and desire. Mythology says that a wild boar killed Adonis while he was hunting. His blood stained the white roses nearby, and they became red. Thus, red roses were seen as symbols of sacrifice and passion.

During the Middle Ages, the rose came to be seen as a symbol of love and passion. Knights gave red roses to their ladies, and poets often used them to describe female beauty. In the literature and art forms of the Middle Ages, artists and writers used the imagery of red roses to represent love’s intensity and the deep emotions felt by lovers. Valentine’s Day became very commercialized in the 14th and 15th centuries. Merchants and traders began to sell flowers, cards, and other gifts to celebrate it, and red roses became immensely popular as symbols of love, romance, and passion. Valentine’s week, therefore, starts with people giving big bouquets of roses to their sweethearts.

Propose Day – February 8, 2024

February 8, 2024, is Propose Day. Making a proposal can be a daunting task. There is always the fear of getting a No for an answer. But since the mood has already been set on Rose Day, the following day presents a wonderful opportunity for people in love to pop the important question. The act of proposing is a significant milestone in the lovers’ journey. It marks one’s commitment to the beloved. Nowadays, people are finding many creative and ingenious ways to propose. February being the month of love, it is very ideal to make a proposal.

Chocolate Day – February 9, 2024

Chocolates are sweet, and so is love. Love is what gives life a sweet flavor, so it is no wonder that chocolates are associated with Valentine’s Week. Heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are ubiquitous in shops as Valentine’s Week approaches. They are very integral to Valentine’s Day.

From the time of the Aztecs, chocolate was seen as an aphrodisiac (sexual stimulant). Giacomo Casanova called it the “elixir of love” and the the infamous Marquis de Sade praised its potency. But it was sweet-maker Cadbury who connected Valentine’s Day with chocolate in the 19th century.

The Victorians were fond of ornamentation, so Richard Cadbury, in 1861, launched “Fancy Boxes” of chocolates. The boxes had a heavily decorated lid and contained bonbons filled with marzipan, chocolate-flavored ganache, and fruity crèmes, all resting on beds of lace doilies. In 1868, Cadbury created a heart-shaped Fancy Box for Valentine’s Day. After eating the chocolates, sentimental Victorians did not throw away the boxes. They would use it to store love letters, lockets of hair, and other mementos.

Thus, February 9, or Chocolate Day, is the perfect day to indulge your beloved with treats like chocolates and candy.

Teddy Day – February 10, 2024

People gift soft toys like Teddy bears to their lover on Valentine’s Day. Teddy bears were invented in 1902. As they are cute and cuddly, they make perfect gifts for both children and adults in love. Teddy bears bring a smile to our faces, and they are nice to snuggle up with. While candy and flowers don’t last long, teddy bears last a lifetime, and they remind your partner of your love. Teddy bears and similar stuffed animals also have a calming and comforting effect, says research. Maybe because of all these reasons, giving a Teddy bear to one’s beloved became an entrenched ritual during Valentine’s Week.

Promise Day – February 11, 2024

Love is a promise, and it is always good to renew the promise on special occasions like anniversaries, etc. So, on this day, lovers pledge to remain devoted to one another and ensure that the love lasts a lifetime.

Hug Day – February 12, 2024

On this day, a big hug is the highlight. People express their love by hugging their beloved. Hugs can express feelings that are too intense for mere words to express.

Kiss Day – February 13, 2024

A kiss is a very tactile way of showing your love for someone. On Kiss Day, people convey their love with a kiss.

Valentine’s Day – February 14, 2024

Valentine’s Day marks the culmination of Valentine’s Week. It celebrates all forms of love, even friendship and parental love. All over the world, couples celebrate their love on this special day by spending time together and creating wonderful memories for them to cherish.

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