Promise Day, celebrated on February 11, is an important day for lovebirds out there. Did you know that keeping promises holds a lot of emotional value in a relationship? Yes, breaking them can even put a dent in your relationship. But Promise Day is all about making promises and keeping them to strengthen the bond between you and your loved one forever.
History of Promise Day
Promise Day is for you and your partner to express your feelings for each other and promise to stay by them till the end — both in good and bad times until the end of time.
The entire second week of February each year is dedicated to those who are in love. Valentine’s week begins on February 7, which is Rose Day, followed by Propose Day on February 8, Chocolate Day on February 9, and Teddy Day on February 10. Promise Day falls on February 11, Hug Day on February 12, Kiss Day on February 13, and Valentine’s Day on February 14.
The history of the celebration of Valentine’s week is an interesting one. In ancient Rome, there used to be a celebration called Lupercalia, which happened from February 13 to February 15. During the celebrations, a matchmaking lottery will be held where men pick out women’s names from a box and profess their love.
Later in the fifth century, this day was replaced with St. Valentine’s Day by Pope Gelasius. This was to honor St. Valentine, who was beheaded by Roman Emperor Claudius II because he facilitated the weddings of couples in love. Hundreds of years of traditions and customs have made it into the popular and exciting days that we observe today.
Ask any couple in a successful relationship what the secret to their success is, and they’ll always say it’s keeping the promises they make. Relationships work on trust, which is developed through promises, efforts, and actions. This day gives everyone a chance to celebrate their love, seal the commitment, and increase the trust in the relationship.
If you’re waiting for that perfect opportunity to express your love to someone or want to make up for your unfortunate mistakes, Promise Day is your savior. So, make honest promises, sweat your efforts into them and experience a wonderful world of love with your significant other!
Promise Day timeline
St. Valentine, a Romain Saint, is born.
Lupercalia, a fertility festival, the root of modern Valentine's day, is celebrated in Rome.
Pope Gelasius outlaws Lupercalia and declares February 14, St. Valentine’s Day.
The internet becomes widely used, and e-card valentines gain popularity.
Promise Day FAQs
What other special days are in February?
In February, we not only have Valentine’s week, but we also have holidays like Groundhog Day and Galentine’s Day (which takes place on February 13 for you to celebrate loving your friends).
How do you wish someone on Promise Day?
There is no set template or format to pour out your heart to someone you love. Instead, express your honest feelings and promise them what you feel.
Is Promise Day only for couples?
Not necessarily. Promise Day provides an opportunity for many to make promises to other family members, friends, and other loved ones.
Promise Day Activities
Take a vow
What better way to celebrate Promise Day than to make an everlasting promise? Take a vow with your loved ones to stay with each other till the end of time!
Take them to their favorite place
Making promises doesn’t sound too fun? Take it up a notch by planning a surprise trip with your significant other to their favorite place.
Seal the deal with a gift
Don’t go empty-handed to make your promises. Instead, show them how much you care and value your promise by gifting them something that they love along with your promises.
5 Important Facts About Love, Valentine's Week, And Promise Day
Cupid is a god
The chubby baby with wings and arrows of love is actually an ancient Greek god of love, Eros.
Red, often cited as the color of passion and love, is scientifically proven to be an attractive color — so, wearing red makes you more attractive.
Living up to promises makes you better
Living up to every single promise you make builds trust in yourself and helps you achieve your goals.
You can become addicted to love
The hormones that your brain releases when you’re in love can even make you addicted to love.
Quality time is not a hoax
Spending quality time with your loved ones can improve your well-being and vice versa.
Why We Love Promise Day
Promises make the relationship
Promise Day reminds us that love is not just in words and gifts. It's in putting the effort to make the relationship work.
It’s a special day
Of all Valentine’s weekdays, Promise Day is special to most lovers because it is the day where they express their commitment in the form of promises. We love this!
It’s an opportunity
Promise Day is an opportunity to truly express your vision and love to your loved ones. It is also a good day to make up for the promises you couldn’t keep.
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