Valentines Day for the year 2018 is celebrated/ observed on Wednesday, February 14th.
Valentine’s Day also known as Saint Valentine’s Day or The Feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated on February 14th each year in the United States.
The day originated as a Christian feast honoring an early saint in the church called Valentinus and over the years has gradually changed to become a day to celebrate romantic love expressed with the giving of flowers, sweets, and cards. The day is not a public holiday so government and business offices will be open.
The most popular things to spend money on are Candy 52%, Greeting Card 44%, Flowers 35%, Evening Out 34%, and Jewelry at 18%. The most total dollars spent are Jewelry $3.9 billion, Evening Out at $3.5 billion, Flowers $1.9 billion, Candy $1.8 billion and finally Greeting Cards 0.9 billion .
Churches celebrating Valentine’s Day
The Lutheran Church and Anglican Church today celebrate Valentine’s Day as a feast. Eastern Orthodox Churches celebrate the day on July 6 to honor Saint Valentine and on July 30 to honor Hieromartyr (martyr) Valentine who was the Bishop of Interamna.
Days to Valentine’s Day
Wednesday, February 14th is day number 45 of the 2018 calendar year with -1 year, -4 months, -12 days until Valentines Day 2018.
More information on Valentines Day. (Traditions, Customs and History)
1."Top Spend Valentine’s Day" - The Balance, TheBalance.com.
|Name(s):||Valentine's Day, Saint Valentines's Day, Feast of Saint Valentine|
|When:||February 14th annually|
February 2018 Holidays
|Date||Holiday||Details||Days to Go|
|Feb 1 - Thurs||National Freedom Day 2018||Observance||-510|
|Feb 2 - Fri||National Wear Red Day 2018||Observance||-509|
|Feb 2 - Fri||Groundhog Day 2018||Observance||-509|
|Feb 12 - Mon||Lincoln's Birthday 2018||Observance||-499|
|Feb 13 - Tues||Mardi Gras 2018||Christian||-498|
|Feb 14 - Wed||Maha Shivaratri 2018||Hindu||-497|
|Feb 14 - Wed||Lent 2018||Christian||-497|
|Feb 14 - Wed||Ash Wednesday 2018||Christian||-497|
|Feb 14 - Wed||Valentine's Day 2018||Observance||-497|
|Feb 16 - Fri||Chinese New Year 2018||Observance||-495|
|Feb 19 - Mon||Presidents' Day - Washington's Birthday 2018||Federal Holiday||-492|