Who Should You Celebrate on Valentine’s Day?

Who Should You Celebrate on Valentine’s Day?

February 14 marks the yearly celebration of Valentine’s Day -- a modern holiday recognized as a holiday dedicated to romance and love. But, who do we celebrate on Valentine’s Day and why? In this article, we’ll explore the unique history of Valentine’s Day and discuss who we typically celebrate on this holiday.

The History of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has a rich and long history. In fact, Valentine’s Day gets its roots from ancient Rome. Beginning with the pagan festival of fertility held in the middle of February, what we now know as Valentine’s Day started to take shape with the legend of St. Valentine. This Catholic saint is often based on several different known St. Valentines, with stories of marrying couples in secret to a hidden love. Valentine’s Day, as we know it, became popular during the Middle Ages when Chaucer, Shakespeare, and other writers romanticized the holiday and celebration. It was during this time that Valentine’s Day cards, letters, and romantic gestures became popular. From this time on, Valentine’s Day celebrated romance, love, and affection each year on February 14.

The Many Faces of Love: Who Should You Celebrate on Valentine’s Day?

With a rich history based on love and romance, it’s no surprise that we celebrate a lot of different people that we love on Valentine’s Day. Whether it’s your significant other, family member, or even a co-worker, there are a lot of people you can celebrate your love and affection for every February 14. Here are some of the most common people that we celebrate on Valentine’s Day.

Significant Other (Wife, Husband, Girlfriend, Boyfriend, Partner)

Romantic love takes center stage on Valentine’s Day. So it’s no surprise that the top person to celebrate on this holiday is your significant other. Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to show that special person in your life how much you love, appreciate, and care for them.  

Family Members (Mom, Grandmother, Children)

No matter your age, celebrating your family members on Valentine’s Day is a wonderful way to express your love and affection to those closest to you. Whether it’s a mom giving her children Valentine’s Day cards and candy to a grown child sending flowers to their mother, celebrating your family on Valentine’s Day is an important declaration of love.


Valentine’s Day doesn’t need to be all about romantic love. In fact, it’s the perfect time to show your love and appreciation for your friends.  

Acquaintances (Co-Workers, Classmates)

While Valentine’s Day is often about celebrating the people we are closest to, it can also be a fun way to express general love and kindness to those around us. In fact, we often see children share Valentine’s Day cards with classmates and teachers and adults share general Valentine’s Day greetings with co-workers.


Even if you’re celebrating the ones you love in your life, don’t forget to celebrate yourself too! Whether you’re single or in a relationship, self-care and self-love are important too. Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to give yourself a little bit of the holiday love too.

Love is in the Air: Celebrating Loved Ones on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is truly a celebration of love. And, celebrating the loved ones in your life is the perfect way to commemorate this yearly holiday. As we’ve explored in this article, there are a lot of different people that we celebrate on Valentine’s Day -- including family, friends, and significant others. No matter who we celebrate or how we celebrate, Valentine’s Day lets us show our love and appreciation for the special people in our lives.

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