When is Valentine's Day 2018? And What's the Best Way to Celebrate?

Valentine's Day is February 14

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If you're a romantic who has been wondering, "When is Valentine's Day 2018?" here's the answer: Valentine's Day falls on February 14 in 2018 — as it does every year.

Regardless of whether February 14 lands on the calendar as a weekday or a weekend, Valentine's Day is officially celebrated on that numerical day.

Valentine's Day 2018 takes place on a Tuesday. And when Valentine's Day occurs on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, many couples schedule their romantic weekend getaway for the weekend prior or the weekend after.

That's when they do the major celebrating.

Some couples take advantage of a Valentine's Day Romance Package to stretch the occasion across a weekend. (These deals are very popular, so it's advisable to make hotel reservations well in advance to avoid missing out.)

When should you celebrate Valentine's Day in a year when it occurs midweek? That is entirely up to you.

When You Just Can't Get Away on Valentine's Day...

If you can't get away on February 14, there are still many ways to celebrate:

  • A few days  before, write a love letter and mail it with a love stamp or slip it into a pocket where it will be discovered
  • In the morning start by marking the actual day with a kiss and a card (a word to the wise: Valentine's Day is no time to give a jokey card, so steer clear of those in the rack)
  • Did someone say breakfast in bed? If you can swing it, then back to bed!
  • Text your lover during the day with some sexy thoughts

Reciprocity for Couples in Love

Remember: Valentine's Day is for both of you. So be kind and generous, reciprocate the affection you receive, and be thankful that you are loved. While there's nothing wrong with hinting about a gift that would make your heart soar, be prepared to be gracious about whatever your love chooses to bestow. 

Prepare Now for Future Bliss...

Use the table below to find out when Valentine's Day occurs on which day of the week in the future.

Day of the Week 
 Year
2018Wednesday 
2019Thursday 
2020Friday 
2021Sunday 
2022Monday 
2023Tuesday 

Valentine's Day Roses

No gift says "I love you" on Valentine's Day like a bouquet of roses. Find out where to order roses online in time for Valentine's Day arrival, what different colors of roses mean, and what to do with those rose petals when they wilt.

Vow Now

Don't wait till the last minute to make your Valentine's Day plans. If you do, you run the risk of being closed out of the best romantic places to stay and/or having to settle for gifts more avid lovers have rejected. Show your love before the holiday by planning to make it extra special for the one you love.