The difference between the meanings

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What is the difference between the meanings of "Happy Valentine's Day" and "Happy Valentines' Day"?

asked Feb 14 '13 at 19:41 Pamela New member

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Valentine's Day was originally to honor Saint Valentine (a singular person, hence the singular possessive). Over time, it has come to celebrate your love for your "valentine." Since there are many people who have a valentine, the plural valentines is appropriate when speaking of the many people who are loved -- hence the plural possessive Valentines' Day.

link comment edited Feb 14 '13 at 20:42 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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