When is Valentines Day 2024?
Valentine's day is a possibility for Canadians to choose their soulmates and tell them that they love him or her romantically. It is celebrated every year worldwide on February 14. It is a day to share feelings of love, affection, and romance. People enjoy this day by giving gifts to their mates like red roses, romantic cards, flowers, chocolates, and sweets.
History of Valentine's Day:
Valentine's Day origin is not evident. It is believed that there were several local fertility ceremonies in Europe in pre-Christian times. Many people also assumed that birds selected their companions at this period of the year.
Some people claim that Valentine's Day is celebrated in mid-February on the anniversary of a Christian saint named Valentine. This day is dedicated to Saint Valentine when he declined Emperor Claudius II's order. He legislated that the youth should avoid marrying, as they believed that men do not remain good soldiers after marriage. But Valentine did not follow his order and secretly encouraged the youth to tie the knot. Consequently, the Emperor killed Valentine, and Valentine's Day celebrations began.
English poet Chaucer jotted down the first poem for the first engagement anniversary of King Richard II to Anne of Bohemia around 1380. It is expected to be the first alliance between romantic love and the celebration of St. Valentine's Day on February 14.
What opens or closes on Valentine's Day in Canada?
Valentine's day is not a federal holiday in Canada, so banks, government offices, schools, stores, post offices, and other companies remain open. It's the occasion for a celebration of love and fondness of personally considerable people to someone.
Restaurants and hotels are full on this day as many couples go out for a romantic dinner or spend a night in the hotel.
Is Valentine's Day a Statutory Holiday in Canada?
Valentine's day is not a statutory holiday in Canada. All shops are open on this day, and public transport runs at regular times. Diners, cafeterias, hotels, restaurants, and shopping centers are more engaged than daily because many people believe romantic dinner with their spouse or life partner is the best way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
On February 14, many shops make more profit as individuals purchase gifts for their loved ones, including flower bouquets, chocolates, heart-shaped cushions, teddy's, candies, cookies, cakes, and jewelry. Gift stores remain open for longer hours as the market is busier on Valentine's Day.
How Canadians celebrate Valentine's Day?
Valentine's day is the most popular celebration of today's generation. People send letters, cards, gifts to the individual they have a love affair or want. Valentine's Day cards with red or pink color, bird pairs, cute teddy bears, cupid statues, Cupid with his arrows images, and couples kissing or embracing represent the emotion of love or romance on Valentine's Day. The most common Valentine's gifts are cards, Red Roses, Valentine's Day Flowers or a bouquet, Chocolates or candy; Teddy bears, hearts, Sparkling wine, Cosmetics, Clothing, and Jewelry.
Mid-February was a time of pagan fertility celebrations in Europe during the pre-Christian period, and there is a myth birds choose mates in this festival.
People use the hashtag #ValentinesDay on social media to mark this special day and send Valentine's day messages to their partners to make them feel special. Some people decorate their homes with hearts, balloons, candles, and make handmade cards or gifts for their partners. Some of them celebrate Valentine's Day very fondly. They take their partner to dinner at a restaurant or a luxury hotel.
Others may select this day to marry or propose to their companions. Some bring their lovers or spouse for short trips or holidays on Valentine's Day. Some individuals arrange themed dinner, make this day memorable, and propose to their partner with a ring, flowers, Teddy, cake, chocolates, and a card.
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