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National Crab Rangoon Day – February 13, 2025

National Crab Rangoon Day is celebrated annually on February 13. It is an unofficial holiday created by a group of Bostonian friends, named Sarah White, Kara Sweeney, and Kristin Ostrem. Fixed on the day before Valentine’s Day, the day encourages friends to celebrate together. For those without significant others, the day helps to get rid of feelings of sadness and depression often felt by single people on Cupid’s day. National Crab Rangoon Day is all about friendship and fun get-togethers so celebrate with your favorite people on this one-of-a-kind holiday.

History of National Crab Rangoon Day

National Crab Rangoon Day was created in 2009 by a group of friends named Sarah White, Kara Sweeney, and Kristin Ostrem. The day was created as an interesting way to stem the disappointment that came with being alone on Valentine’s Day. The day is to be celebrated in the company of friends to ward off feelings of sadness and loneliness on the night before Cupid is unleashed.

Several legends exist on the history of Valentine’s Day. One story reports that Valentine was a man who helped Christians escape from Roman prisons. However, the most well-known can be traced to 3rd century Rome. According to the story, the Emperor of Rome — Claudius II outlawed marriage for young men because he believed that single men were better soldiers than those already married. Defying the emperor’s command, a priest known as Valentine began performing marriages in secret. When he was caught, the Roman Emperor had him put to death. By the Middle Ages, he became one of the most popular saints in England and France.

It is believed that February was chosen to celebrate Valentine’s Day because that was when Valentine’s death or burial occurred, around 270 A.D. Other groups insist that it was placed in February to Christianize a pagan festival held within the same month — called Lupercalia. However, it wasn’t until the 5th century that February 14 became the official date, declared by Pope Gelasius.

Today, Valentine’s Day is known as a couples’ day for lovers to exchange presents and go on romantic dates. The major colors used to mark the celebration are red and white, worn by people or used to decorate buildings and streets. Whatever the origins might be, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love.

National Crab Rangoon Day timeline

270 A.D.
Valentine is Killed

Saint Valentine is killed by the Roman Emperor.

496 A.D.
Valentine’s Day Becomes Official

Pope Gelasius declares February 14 to be Valentine’s Day.

Crab Rangoon Day is Formed

National Crab Rangoon Day is formed by Sarah White, Kara Sweeney, and Kristin Ostrem.

National Crab Rangoon Day FAQs

Who receives the most Valentine’s Day cards?

Surprisingly, school teachers are the group of people with the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by mothers and wives.

How much money is spent on Valentine’s Day?

In 2021, a total of 21.8 billion dollars was spent on Valentine’s Day.

Why is red the color of Valentine’s Day?

Red is the main color of Valentine’s Day because it is a color that symbolizes love.

National Crab Rangoon Day Activities

  1. Show someone love

    Romantic love isn’t the only reason to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether or not you have a significant other, make a move to show someone love by sharing or caring for them.

  2. Eat crab rangoon for dinner

    Eat a scrumptious meal of crab rangoon to mark the special day. Make it a date and invite your close friends to share the fun.

  3. Share knowledge

    Share this post about National Crab Rangoon Day with all your social media connections! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #nationalcrabrangoonday.

5 Interesting Facts About Valentine’s Day

  1. The first “Valentine” originated in a prison

    While imprisoned in the Tower of London, the first “Valentine” love note was sent by the Duke of Orleans, to his wife in 1415.

  2. July 6 is also Valentine’s Day

    While most people celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14, the Eastern Orthodox Church celebrates theirs on July 6.

  3. 145 million cards are bought

    Each year on Valentine’s Day, about 145 million cards are purchased and sent out to people.

  4. Bay leaves were believed to bring luck

    In the 1700s, English women pinned bay leaves to their pillows on the night before Valentine’s Day in the hopes that they would dream about their future husbands.

  5. Cupid is the son of Venus

    According to Roman mythology, Cupid is the son of Venus — the goddess of love.

Why We Love National Crab Rangoon Day

  1. It’s a day to honor friendship

    In all the hustle and bustle of date nights and romantic getaways, it’s easy to forget our friends. National Crab Rangoon Day is a day to honor and celebrate our platonic relationships, not just our love life.

  2. It’s a day for bonding

    National Crab Rangoon Day provides a great bonding opportunity. Movie nights, beach outings and swim parties are all great ways to connect more with our loved ones.

  3. It creates good memories

    For those who have no one to spend time with during the Valentine season, Crab Rangoon Day is a purely perfect opportunity. It helps them create fun memories while also keeping them busy and entertained.

National Crab Rangoon Day dates

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