Every so often, I see the phrase “Valen­tines Day” pop up. I saw it today in fact, and it prompt­ed me to write this short post.

The hol­i­day that occurs on 14 Feb­ru­ary every year is writ­ten as Valentine’s Day. Notice the apos­tro­phe.

The hol­i­day is orig­i­nal­ly a Chris­t­ian feast day — and still is in some church­es — named after ear­ly Chris­t­ian saints named Valen­tine. Because it is the day of Valen­tine, we refer to it in the pos­ses­sive.

About Kim Siever

I am a copy­writer and copy­ed­i­tor. I blog on writ­ing tips most­ly, but I some­times throw in my thoughts about run­ning a small busi­ness.

Fol­low me on Twit­ter at @hotpepper.

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