Valentine's Day 2023 and in 2024 year
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|2023||14 February||Tuesday||Valentine's Day||National Holiday|
|2024||14 February||Wednesday||Valentine's Day||National Holiday|
This is marked a romantic day for lovers recognized in the UK basically and celebrated too in most countries worldwide. It comes up on every 14th of February of Gregorian calendar.
Is Valentine’s Day a Public Holiday?
Basically, not recognized as a holiday. It is, however, given observance worldwide for lovers or romantic essence for romantic relationships. Hence, hops, businesses, and banks follow regular opening hours. Restaurants, hotels, cinemas, and other romantic venues might be bustling. Be sure to book your table, hotel room, or tickets well in advance lest these places run out of office or services.
Valentine’s Day in the UK
Following a study conducted in 2017, 52% of the UK population did not plan to buy a gift for their loved ones for Valentine’s Day, while 48% did not even plan on buying a card. However, the study conducted for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) calculated that the people in the UK would spend almost half a billion pounds on Valentine’s Day gifts, men spending about 40 pounds each, which is near twice as much as women. Furthermore, the study also predicted that the average spending on Valentine’s Day would rise 12% compared to the year before. This, in other words, implies, there keeps being growth in being interested in the celebration in the UK.
Valentine’s Cards and Dinners
There is often a boost in the marketability of some products or services during the marking of Valentine’s day just as it is the case with the States’ Halloween. There thus tends to be heavy such as the sales of cupid, love hearts, red roses, lovebirds, and the color red is used to symbolize romantic love on stuffed toys, cards, chocolates, and other gifts. It is common for couples to eat a romantic meal together on this day, and restaurants are often booked out too in the art of recognizing Valentine’s Day. Yearly, over 25 million cards are purchased, and these cards are sent to family, relatives and/ or loved ones.
Regional Valentine’s Celebrations
Nearly half of UK adults consider themselves to be romantic, and Valentine’s Day is regarded as the day of romantic love. This, by default, often makes them partake in the celebration with all they have got fully. They often celebrate it with a candlelit meal or a romantic getaway in the United Kingdom.
The City of Love
In Scotland, there is the Glasgow, which is referred to as “City of Love,” as it is believed that the forearm of one of the two St. Valentines is kept in the church of Blessed St John Duns Scotus. The relic is decorated with red roses that serve or serve as a symbol of love or romance, giving resonance to D-day. Special services dedicated to lovers and featuring prayers for those still seeking it are held in the church on Valentine’s Day. The reliquary containing the forearm is a popular spot for men to propose to their girlfriends on Valentine’s Day. Historically, Gretna Green, the first Scottish village encountered when traveling from England to Glasgow, was famous for English couples to flee to as they could marry at 16 there according to in accordance to Scottish law. Even until this day in Scotland, it is a popular place for marriages, especially on the 14th of February.
Jack Valentine and St Dwynwen
In Norfolk, Valentine’s Day is marked with generosity as there is often the mystical figure of Jack Valentine knocking on back doors and leaving gifts for kids and adults alike. Jack Valentine is also known as Old Father (in Scotland).
Valentine or Old Mother Valentine.
This celebration –Valentine’s Day is recognized in Wales as St Dwynwen’s Day on the 25th of January instead of, or in addition to, Valentine’s Day. St Dwynwen is recognized as the patron saint of Welsh lovers.
The English Origin of Valentine’s
England is regarded as the modern origin of Valentine’s Day. The first real association of Valentine’s Day with romantic love, or the common phrase “love birds,” originates from Geoffrey Chaucer’s poem - Parlement of Foules dating from as far back as 1382. It states: “For this was on St. Valentine’s Day when every bird cometh there to choose his mate.” In addition to Chaucer’s, William Shakespeare’s Hamlet (1600–1601) refers to both Saint Valentine’s Day and the phrase “to be your Valentine,” showing that Valentine’s Day was basically established in British culture around that timeline.