One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
14 February, a day when it is traditional to send a card, often anonymously, to a person one is romantically involved with or attracted to.‘I want to be with the woman I love on Valentine's Day’as modifier ‘she exchanged Valentine's Day cards with her boyfriend’
- ‘Valentine's Day, arguably the most overrated and expensive day to romantically woo your partner, may have come and gone.’
- ‘My postman hates Valentine's day!’
- ‘If I don't get to post before V-day, Happy Valentine's Day, sweeties.’
- ‘Valentine's Day is now less than a week away.’
- ‘A Valentine's Day blind date turned to platinum love for Joan and Reg Grimley who have now celebrated 70 years' marriage.’
- ‘Did you spend Valentine's Day alone this year?’
- ‘I kept thinking of all the great times I had with Rob, our first date, our first kiss, Valentine's Day, birthdays.’
- ‘Order now and beat the rush for Valentine's Day: Flowers/Bears/Balloons/Candy, all for the love of your life.’
- ‘My wedding anniversary and Valentine's day are a week apart, so we just celebrate our anniversary, which means much more to us.’
- ‘I have told my husband not to buy me overpriced roses or a card for Valentine's day: it is just another way for corporations to squeeze more money out of us.’
Late Middle English: from Valentine, St.
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