Feb. 14th. Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for people in Canada to tell somebody that they love them in a romantic way. It falls on February 14, the name day of two saints, St Valentine of Rome and St Valentine of Terni. In pre-Christian times, the middle of February was a time of pagan fertility festivals in Europe and allegedly the time when birds chose a mate.
Many people send letters, cards, presents and gifts to the person with whom they have or want to have a romantic relationship.