Valentine’s Day 2017: What Day Is It This Year

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This year, Valentine’s Day will fall on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

What about in future years? Next year, 2018, Valentine’s Day will fall on a Wednesday, followed by a Thursday in 2019 and Friday in 2020.

Valentine’s Day has its origins in the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, which was a fertility celebration that took place on February 15. According to History.com, 141 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year, making the holiday the second-most popular greeting-cards holiday.

Valentine’s Day may bring with it lots of love, but it also brings lots of candy. More than 40 million heart shaped chocolate boxes were sold for Valentine’s Day in 2014, and caramel-flavored chocolates are the most popular kind! If you’re opting something a little different, check the link below for some bacon flavored Valentine’s Day gifts.

Two years ago, according to LinkDex, consumers spent more than $18.9 billion on the special day of love, which increased from $17.3 billion the previous year. The outlet also reports that the average person is expected to spend $142.31 on Valentine’s Day gifts like candy, flowers, and jewelry.


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