Wednesday June 26, 2019

Valentines Day 2018


Bowl of candy hearts with sayings.Bowl of candy hearts with sayings.

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.

Top Purchases

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 [1].

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)


References
1."Top Spend Valentine’s Day" - The Balance, TheBalance.com.


Valentine's Day
Name(s):Valentine's Day, Saint Valentines's Day, Feast of Saint Valentine
Type:Observance
When:February 14th annually

February 2018 Holidays

Date Holiday Details Days to Go
Feb 1 - ThursNational Freedom Day 2018Observance-510
Feb 2 - FriNational Wear Red Day 2018Observance-509
Feb 2 - Fri Groundhog Day 2018 Observance-509
Feb 12 - MonLincoln's Birthday 2018Observance-499
Feb 13 - TuesMardi Gras 2018Christian-498
Feb 14 - WedMaha Shivaratri 2018Hindu-497
Feb 14 - WedLent 2018Christian-497
Feb 14 - WedAsh Wednesday 2018Christian-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 2018Federal Holiday-492

Valentines Day by Year



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