What is Valentine's Day?
Saint Valentine's Day, also known as Valentine's Day is celebrated annually on 14th February which is traditionally when spring begins and is the day on which birds chose their mates.
Valentine's Day has been celebrated in the UK for thousands of years. It probably originates from a pagan fertility festival in pre-Roman times.
When is Valentine's Day 2015 in the UK?
Valentine's Day is celebrated on 14th February every year.
Interesting facts about Valentine’s Day
- The guardian reported that couples were forced to sit apart at Shanghai cinema after group of singles worked together to buy tickets to romantic movie.
- Around 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged every year making Valentine's Day the second most popular time to send a card after Christmas.
Make your loved one's Valentine's Day really special
People send cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts for Valentine's Day, these were always sent anonymously in the past, but more recently the sender signs their cards and gifts. Colour-in your own Valentine's Day card with Tesco living online printables. For more ideas on things to do on Valentine's Day visit Tesco Living online for their top 10.
Love, romance and food
Many couples try to eat a special meal together on Valentine's Day. They may do this in a restaurant, or at home. If you're choosing to cook at home, our Valentine's recipe ideas are sure to set the mood and get the romance flowing.
Find recipes with a romantic feel on Tesco Real Food's Valentine's Day recipes page, Our Valentine's day recipe ideas include a hearty Beef Steak with Mustard and Pepper Sauce, followed by delightfully indulgent Chocolate Mousse Raspberry Tartlets, or perhaps Lemon and Chilli Crusted Salmon with a show-stopping dessert like Millefeuille with Black Forest Compote.