National I Love You Day is celebrated annually on October 14th in the United States. It is different from Valentine’s Day in that it is not strictly intended for couples in love, but for everyone who is dear to you – parents, children, friends, etc.
The holiday originated from the promotion of a romantic movie released on October 14, 2015. On the occasion of the premiere, the director of the film posted #EverydayILoveYou on social networks, which sparked great interest in the Philippines, where the movie was filmed. Marketers quickly picked up the public interest and started a hashtag on Twitter, which gained a lot of supporters. This eventually led to the creation of the hashtag #NationalILoveYouDay.
The hashtag became popular on Philippine Twitter and then spread to the American segment of the social network. Eventually, more than 3 million users in 62 countries around the world used this hashtag, demonstrating the power of their love.
- In 430 BC, the Greek philosopher Empedocles wrote that the world consists of four elements (water, earth, fire and air), which are controlled by the energies of love and struggle.
- In 1597, the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare first published the play Romeo and Juliet, which tells the story of unfortunate lovers.
- In 1967, The Beatles recorded the legendary hit All You Need Is Love, which quickly became an ode to the Summer of Love.
How to take part
On this national day, you should express your love to all your dear and dear people. This can be done in various ways, such as a phone call, a message on social networks, a post under a photo, a poem, a postcard or a love song. Alternatively, you can spend the day indulging in pleasant memories with your loved ones by going for a walk, to the cinema, to a restaurant, to a theater performance, or to a concert.
When is National I Love You Day celebrated in 2023?
National I Love You Day is observed on October 14 each year.