Sunday, February 14, 2016
Valentine's Day is a celebration observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it is not a public holiday in most of them.
The earliest description of February 14 as an annual celebration of love appears in the Charter of the Court of Love. The charter, allegedly issued by Charles VI of France at Mantes-la-Jolie in 1400, describes lavish festivities to be attended by several members of the royal court, including a feast, amorous song and poetry competitions, jousting and dancing. Amid these festivities, the attending ladies would hear and rule on disputes from lovers.