Happy Valentine s Day 2022 : Why Valentines Day 2022 is celebrated? History and Significance

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Valentine's Day has finally arrived and love is in the air. The celebrations for 'Love Week' starts from February 7, which is also known as Rose day. Couples are taking this time to make the most of it by spending quality time with their partners. From romantic candle night dinner dates to a staycation, couples are all in for planning the most romantic day 

If you are also planning to spend a beautiful day with your special one, then this article is for you. We have curated the five most romantic and gorgeous places for you in the national capital where you can have a great time with your loved one. 

With all hearts of red fluttering here and there, it marks the start of Valentine Week in the month of February. On 14 February, the main day of all week, Valentines Day 2022 or Saint Valentine's Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated annually. The whole world on the occasion of Valentine is painted red in colour of love.

People on this day express their love for their partners, crushes, and spouses by giving gifts or roses or cards. Before 14 February, a whole week different days such as teddy day, rose day and others are also celebrated to keep the spirit of love festival going.

But, Do you know that origin of this love-filled festival is not so lovely? As we celebrate the Valentine's Day, know about its history, significance, and why we people celebrate this festival:

Valentines Day: History and Significance:

A priest named Valentine was martyred in 270 CE by emperor Claudius II Gothicus after he found out that Valentine was secretly helping Christian couples get married. Claudius did not believe in marriages and he thought that single men were better off and dedicated soldiers.

While the true origin of the holiday remains vague, the day originated as a Christian feast day honoring the early Christian martyr named Saint Valentine. The Feast of Saint Valentine was established by Pope Gelasius I in AD 496 to be celebrated on February 14 in honour of Saint Valentine of Rome .

The day became associated with romantic love in the 14th and 15th centuries when notions of courtly love flourished, apparently by association with the "lovebirds" of early spring. In 18th-century England, it grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards. In Ancient Greece, people observed a mid-winter celebration for the marriage of the god Zeus and the goddess Hera.

Why Valentines Day 2022 is celebrated?

The special day of love is celebrated in honour of one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine, and through later folk traditions, has become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.

Champa Gali, Saket

One of the most popular and beautiful places where you can spend quality time with your special one is Champa Gali. This is a place where you can spend time with your crush in a classy & contemporary environment. The place is tucked away in a corner, which is a little hard to locate if you are a first-timer there. However, you would find modern cafes serving world cuisine, and eclectic brews. 

Garden of Five Senses

This is the best way to start your valentines day with a stroll. The place offers abundant natural beauty amid which you can walk hand-in-hand. Garden of Five Senses hosts several activities as well as the place is a home for one of the best romantic restaurants in Delhi -- Fio Country Kitchen and Bar.

Parthasarathy Rocks, JNU

You can enjoy a romantic sunset at the Parthasarathy Rocks. The is the highest point in Delhi. One can witness the gorgeous sunset holding hands with their loved ones.

Music & Mountains - Hillside Cafe

One of the best cafes in Delhi to experience a rich woody vibe of mountains is Music& Mountains - Hillside cafe. The cafe not only gives you an amazing atmosphere but also delectable food. The cafe is located in Greater Kailash (GK) 1. 

Smoke House Deli

The interior view of the Smoke House Deli cafe gives a royal vibe. Adding cherry on the cake, the cafe serves mouth-watering Italian and European Cuisines. It will definitely be a royal experience for couples on V-day. The cafe is located in Hauz Khas Village. 

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