Valentine Day is celebrated all over the world on February 14, every year to express your love, friendship, and relationship with someone special. Valentine Week 2020 has started from Friday, on 7th February with Rose Day and continues till February 14 i.e Valentine Day. Valentine Week is celebrated mainly among youngsters with great joy, excitement, and enthusiasm.
You get to enjoy eight days during Valentine’s week, which includes Rose Day, Propose Day, Chocolate Day, Teddy Day, Promise Day, Hug Day, and Kiss Day followed by the big day – Valentine Day! Every day of Valentine Week 2020 is celebrated in a special way to make it more special in every possible way.
The various social and religious groups have condemned Valentine Day as an unwelcome influence of Western culture on our Indian traditional culture. Some also consider this a scam by corporations for their economic gain, as India is a supermarket for their business. Many schools and religious leaders also celebrate this day as “Parent’s Worship Day (Mata Pita Pujan Diwas)” to celebrate with our Indian traditions and Cultural Values.
The celebration of Valentine’s Day in India began to become popular following economic and social liberalization. All those who are in love wait for this day to make them feel very special.
Valentine Week 2020
Valentine’s Week has its own significance among youngsters. During this week each day is celebrated in a different way to express their feelings.
- Rose Day – 7 February
- Propose Day – 8 February
- Chocolate Day – 9 February
- Teddy Day – 10 February
- Promise Day – 11 February
- Hug Day – 12 February
- Kiss Day – 13 February
- Valentine’s Day – 14 February
Meaning of Valentine Week Day-wise
Valentine Week 2020 begins on Friday, February 7 with Rose Day. On this day, Wish someone a Happy Rose Day with a rose that conveys your feelings of admiration and happiness. This day gives people a reason by exchanging this beautiful flower to share some love with each other.
Type of Roses and Their Meanings
Red Roses – The red rose, undoubtedly, signifies an expression of love. Red roses mean romance go hand-in-hand.
White Roses – White roses stand for purity, innocence and humility are ideal for a new relationship or marriage.
Yellow Roses – Yellow is an expression of exuberance and friendship.
Orange Roses – Orange roses are to show enthusiasm and passion.
Pink Roses – Pink is the color to choose to express gratitude.
Lavender Rose – this rose conveys enchantment. It also means ‘love at first sight’.
February 8, Saturday is Propose Day, the second day of the valentine week which is the apt occasion to walk up to the person you love and declare your feelings for him or her. On this day, people give roses to propose their girlfriend, boyfriend, relative and friend.
The third day of valentine’s week, February 9 leading up to the festival of love is dedicated to chocolates. Chocolate Day is the perfect reason to make an impression with something sweet. Chocolates and candies are the best gifts for first dates, anniversaries, weddings and more. So this Sunday, let your loved ones know how much you care for them with chocolates.
An adorable teddy bear is the cutest way to let others know how much they mean to you! Gift them one this Monday, February 10 to celebrate Teddy day, and see the huge smile on their face.
“Promises are never meant to be broken“, couples take the oath on Promise Day, the 11th day of February, Tuesday. The day you make meaningful promises of love and trust to your loved ones for a prosperous relationship.
What’s better than a tight warm hug “Jaadu ki Jhaapi”? Sometimes a hug will say what words can’t. Go ahead and make sure you hug your friends, parents and loved ones this February 12, Wednesday. A hug has the power to make people feel loved and cared for.
On February 13, Thursday i.e the day just before Valentine’s Day is celebrated as Kiss Day. A kiss represents the feelings of love, affection, and respect. Kiss Day is a day of expression of your passionate feelings for each other.
A kiss is the expression of our souls and each kind of kiss conveys a different feeling. Here is the list of the many ways to show your love on this day :
- The Forehead Kiss
- The French Kiss
- The Single-Lip Kiss
- The Hand Kiss
- The Earlobe Kiss
- Lingering Lip Kiss
- The Cheek Kiss
- The Peck
- The Air Kiss
READ MORE: Impact Of Valentine’s Day On Indian Culture
The most-awaited day of February! Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14. This Day is celebrated in honor of Saint Valentine, a 3rd-century Roman saint associated with courtly love. Valentine’s Day is dedicated to love and romance.
Is Valentine Week Influencing Indian Culture?
In India, public display of affection such as holding hands or kissing is considered unacceptable. Following the economic liberalization in the early 1990s, a new middle class emerged who could afford access to foreign TV channels and card shops. Valentine’s Day became popular among this middle class, but not much in the lower economic classes.
Many young and working Indians live away from their families. This gives a choice in their relationships. The interest in dating sites and apps has also increased the showoff for such relations. Commercial establishments have attempted to cash in on this new sub-culture.
Unrequited love is sometimes met with harassment, which is known by the euphemism “eve-teasing” and occasionally it becomes more violent and sometime acid attacks too. Nowadays, these days of Valentine’s week have taken on a new meaning.
There have been protests against the celebrations by groups who consider it as a western influence. In many cities of India, almost every year law and order problems occur on 14 February due to protests and clashes of the different mindsets of the people.