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Valentine’s Day in United States of America 2019

When is Valentine’s Day?

Thursday,
14th February, 2019

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Valentine’s Day is celebrated on 14th February in the United States every year.

Valentine’s Day is a love-inspired festival that is commemorated every year on February 14.

Although the history of this celebration harks back to the medieval days of the Roman Empire, Valentine’s Day is still widely recognized in most homes and professional establishments more than 15 centuries after Emperor Claudius II ordered priest Valentine to be put to death for engaging in an illegal romantic relationship with a girl he supposedly loved.

In fact, the day has been assimilated in most of our calendars as it is evidenced by the proliferation of letters, romantic gifts, flowers and other romantic presents that have become synonymous with this day.

Valentine’s day is a festival of romantic love whose celebratory theme rhymes with the martyrdom legend of St. Valentine who was put to death with Emperor Claudius II.

In other words, it is a day when people around the world take time off their busy schedules to appreciate those who they deem dear to them. It may be a spouse, lover, close friend or sibling.

Speaking of which, some of the valentine day connotations and symbols that are widely used on the day to express the feeling of warmth/love are such as heart-shaped icons, doves, and the winged Cupid. And since the inception of printing presses in the late 19th century, handwritten notes that were the norm before gave way to the mass-produced Valentine cards we know today.

The underlying theme behind the commemoration of Valentine’s day has evolved into a celebratory occasion whereby lovers and friends expressed their affection to one another by offering romantic confectionery, presenting bouquets of flowers, sending complementary greeting cards, etc. It is essentially a celebration of love and friendship.

Saint Valentine’s Day is a celebration of romantic friendship, warmth, support from our close friends/relatives or the unconditional love from our siblings or parents.

There is no alternative name for Valentine’s Day but you can read these 25 Honest Names For Valentine’s Day

Celebrating Valentine’s Day means taking time off our busy schedule to extend a token of appreciation to some of our closest friends, family and relatives that have been there for us.

St. Valentine’s Day is essentially a religion-inspired holiday that has been gradually adopted by most communities and societies as a day of celebrating unconditional love bestowed upon us by our close friends, spouses or family.

Although Valentine’s Day is celebrated and recognized almost everywhere in the United States, it is not yet an official public holiday. And neither is it a gazetted national, state, federal or bank holiday.

Valentine’s day is not an official national holiday.

Although Valentine’s Day is celebrated and recognized almost everywhere in the United States, it is not yet an official public holiday.

Yes, educational institutional remain open on Valentine’s Day as it is not gazetted as a public or state holiday.

Schools, colleges, universities in the United States are usually operational on Valentine’s Day.

Since Valentine’s day is not a public holiday, the post office is open and operational on this day.

Yes. All the stock exchanges like: New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System (Nasdaq), American Stock Exchange (AMEX), Boston Stock Exchange (BSE), Boston Equities Exchange (BEX), Boston Options Exchange (BOX), Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX), International Securities Exchange (ISE), Miami Stock Exchange (MS4X), National Stock Exchange (NSX), Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX) are usually OPEN.

Since it not a public or state holiday, schools, universities, shops, parks, malls, government offices, city offices, post offices, banks are all open on Valentine’s Day.

All business, schools and organizations are usually open on this day.

The celebration of Valentine’s Day originates from an ancient Western Christian holiday feast honoring St. Valentinus, a martyr under the oppressive Roman Empire of the day.

We love the holiday because it captures the true essence of genuine unconditional love.

The celebration of Valentine’s Day hails from an ancient Western Christian holiday feast honoring St. Valentinus, a martyr under the oppressive Roman Empire of the day.

Over time it has become a significant commercial and cultural celebration in most places in the United States and the world, in general.

The celebration does not have an official holiday weekend unless February 14th falls on a regular weekend.

Although there’s no special Valentine’s day food for the day, it is a celebration that is widely synonymous with sweetened confectionery (Chocolate) and a collage of romantic dinners.

Most people will usually take a few hours off their schedules to go for something as simple as a romantic dinner/movie or as grand as an overseas trip.

Since it is a love-themed affair, the holiday is usually marked with massive sales of romance-inspired gifts, flowers, and holiday/dinner packages.

There’s a whole range of gifts that you can show your loved one(s) with during this day. It may be as simple as a bouquet of flowers or as thoughtful as that watch/car/pair of shoes that they have been eyeing for a long time.

The bottom line remains; remember to clad it in an accompanying romantic/friendship message or byline.

5 Valentine’s Day Important Facts

  1. Celebrating Valentine’s day tracks back to more than 15 centuries ago.
  2. Most common gifts on Valentine’s day are flowers and chocholate.
  3. Valentine’s day is called after St. Valentine who was put to death with Emperor Claudius II.
  4. All business, schools and organizations are usually open on this day.
  5. Valentine’s Day has 25 different names, most famous is “Love Day”.

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Mon, Feb 18, 2019
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St. David's Day
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Employee Appreciation Day
Tue, Mar 5, 2019
Wed, Mar 6, 2019
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Daylight Saving Time starts
Sun, Mar 17, 2019
Wed, Mar 20, 2019
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Thu, Mar 21, 2019
Purim

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