The celebration of love—that is what the Valentine’s Day stands for. Many would argue that the celebration of the purest emotion should not be restricted to one day, but in honouring Saint Valentine, this day is significant in expressing your feelings to your beloved.
Preceding Valentine’s day is the Week of Love or like many call it—Valentine’s week. It is a weeklong festivity to commemorate the truest feelings of the heart with affectionate gifts and gestures for your significant other.
Rose Day: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The week starts with Rose Day on the 7th of February. Flowers have had a special place since antiquity and the rose has a special importance in flora. Scientific studies and researches constantly show that roses have matchless positive effects on human beings. It releases oxytocin in the body, hence the feel-good that follows is spontaneous. Hence, roses lead to intimacy and bonding. A different colour rose can signify a different emotion. A yellow rose is for friendship while a red rose is for passionate love; a white rose can mean peace while a pink rose shows affection.
Propose Day: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
February 8 is celebrated as Propose Day and it gives people an opportunity to express their feelings, to make the day special for their beloved by asking them out or for marriage. It celebrates the eternal love between two individuals who commit to each other forever. Don’t miss this one out and gather up the courage to find out what your loved one feels for you, too.
Chocolate Day: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Who doesn’t love chocolates? It is said that chocolates are second only to sex in making you feel better. And there is scientific proof to that. It tastes amazing and it is good for your health. Not that you need an excuse to have chocolates. On February 9, which is celebrated as Chocolate Day, gift your loved ones a big box of them and share the love together for a cozy laughter filled evening. Mix it up with some intense wine and your evening is set.
Teddy Day: Friday, February 10, 2017
Express your cuddly affection on Teddy Day which is celebrated on 10th of February. These cute gifts may look like a cliché but no one can resist Teddies. If you think normal brown teddies are too common, go for a panda or a koala—they’re impossible to say no to.
Promise Day: Saturday, February 11, 2017
While there is no physical affection you can show to your beloved, this day is possibly most significant for a long lasting relationship. It is the day when a couple can vow to keep each other happy, be best friends, love one another, protect one another and most of all, respect each other. Celebrating this day right and keeping these promises are a sure way to make your relationship withstand the pressures of life. It marks the beginning of a lifelong journey. If you have already been in a long relationship, use this opportunity to remember your promises you made to your loved one long back; some of which may have been lost on the way—rekindle that love!
Hug Day: Sunday, February 12, 2017
The sixth day in Valentine’s Week is the Hug Day. Simple and easy, a hug goes a long way in making one smile. Give a warm hug to your loved one as soon as you wake up or meet them and you can literally feel the love spread through your body. By the way, this day isn’t reserved for your partner but also your friends and family. Give each person you meet a hug, and if you want to spread the cheer, hug someone who looks sad even if you don’t know them. The world needs a lot more love than there is.
Kiss Day: Monday, February 13, 2017
What better way to express your love than a kiss. 13th of February celebrates this expression of love and affection. Different kisses mean different things. A kiss on the forehead means deep affection and friendship while kissing the hand of your date is a sign of respect and courtesy. A gentle peck on the cheek signifies friendship, while a long passionate kiss means love. Shower your loved one with kisses to mark this special day.
Valentine’s Day: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The most special day of the week, Valentine’s Day is a cultural festival for people around the world celebrating love. It is an opportunity to shower your beloved with affection and gifts without any need of reason. It is a day to confess what you have felt even if you haven’t told them yet. This day marks the celebration of the most beautiful bond of love. Since everyone celebrates their relationship on Valentine’s, people often find inspiration in other couples to express their feelings to one another, too. This day is a renewal of the romance that we often lose in our humdrum lives.