Valentine’s Day is celebrated the world over a day of love with great vigor and excitement. Young and old, friends and family all come together in unique celebrations across various countries. Being the second most celebrated holiday in the world after New Year Day, it was originally observed in order to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Valentine, a celebrated third century Roman saint. Over time, it has come to be associated with a celebration of romantic love across much of the Western world, its influence spreading increasingly into the Middle East and South Asia as well. Valentines Day is celebrated in different ways in different countries – here’s a look at 11 different traditions of Valentines Day across the world.