Valentine’s Week Days List 2021: With spring around the corner, it’s that time of the year when lovers are eagerly waiting for this month to arrive. February, the month of love and romance, fills up the air with a lot of excitement and hope. It’s also considered the best time to express love for your dear ones and spend some quality time with them. And not to forget, the week starting from Sunday gives you enough reason to pop the question to your beloved and express that enduring love. Also Read: Basant Panchami 2021: Check Here To Know Day, Rituals And Auspicious Time To Pray Goddess Saraswati
What’s the significance of seven days before Valentine’s Day 2021
Starting February 7, the week first sees Rose Day, followed by Propose Day, Chocolate Day, Teddy Day, Promise Day, Hug Day, Kiss Day and finally culminates into the most-awaited, Valentine’s Day.
The season of Cupid and love soaks everyone in its spirit, making people go out of the way to make their partners feel special.
It’s the last day of the love week or the eighth day celebrated as Valentine’s Day. It falls on February 14 every year across the world. This year the Valentine’s Day will be celebrated on on Sunday. Historically, it has a significance because the day is also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine.
Did you know that after the Valentine’s week, February 15 is celebrated as Singles Awareness Day (or Singles Appreciation Day)? It is an unofficial holiday celebrated by single people all around the world. It serves as a complement to Valentine’s Day for people who are single or unmarried.
What’s the dark history behind Valentine’s Day?
The orgination of this romantic week in the history is actually brutual. In those times, from February 13 to 15, the Romans celebrated the feast of Lupercalia, a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus. The festival was marked by rituals where men sacrificed a goat and a dog, then whipped women with the hides of the animals they had just slain. It is told that young women would actually line up for the men to hit them with the belief that the act would make them fertile. The celebrations also included a matchmaking lottery where men picked names of women from a box and expressed their love for them during the festival. Later, this also culminated into marriage for some couples.
However, at the end of the 5th century, Pope Gelasius replaced Lupercalia with St. Valentine’s Day. It changed the narration and the day got associated with Valentine’s Day indicating romance and the beginning of love.
What is significance of Valentine’s day?
The day is named after a priest, Saint Valentine, who was believed to help Christian couples in love secretly get married. As a result of this behaviour, he was beheaded by Emperor Claudius II who prohibited men from getting married as he thought single men made for dedicated and better soldiers. Saint Valentine had revolted against this ideology, and helped those in love get married.