National Iloveyou Day

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Allow me to introduce you to National Iloveyou Day. A day filled with affection and emoji-filled messages! While every other day you might be avoiding that overly affectionate friend or dodging pesky telemarketers, on the 28th of October, it's a whole different ball game. A game of love!

When is Iloveyou Day?

It's national iloveyou day on the 28th October.

When did it all start?

Sitting snug on the calendar, the National Iloveyou Day made the viral rounds on October 28th, 2015, leaving a trace of love and passion as it overtook the internet. Celebrated primarily online, National Iloveyou Day is a classic example of an Internet-generated holiday. The day is dedicated to expressing love to all the people who add color to your life. Our data detected 6593 mentions of this day, particularly on its birth-year, with people exchanging sweet nothings and overly cheesy, cavity-inducing messages of affection.

It's all Love

This internet-created holiday is as simple as it sounds. It's a day to let loose and express emotion. A day to tell your siblings you appreciate them, to make your friends feel important, or to finally confess your romantic feelings to your crush with slightly less possibility of it being awkward. It might be digital love, but hey, love is love.

So, how do you celebrate it?

There aren't any rules or regulations. No love police will interrupt if you celebrate it a day late or a few hours early. You could send a text, a GIF, a meme, or even a good old fashioned handwritten letter, (remember those?) to your loved ones. Even updating your status on social media counts!

History behind the term 'Iloveyou'


Origin of 'I love you'

The phrase 'I love you' can be traced back to the late 18th century when it first became popularized in English literature. Prior to this, expressions of affection were often more formal and less direct.


Valentine's Day cards popularize 'I love you'

In the early 20th century, Valentine's Day cards began to feature the phrase 'I love you' more prominently. This contributed to the wider cultural acceptance and understanding of the phrase as a declaration of romantic love.


First 'I love you' in a motion picture

In 1924, the phrase 'I love you' was spoken for the first time in a motion picture called 'The Marriage Circle.' This marked a significant cultural milestone, as the film industry played a crucial role in spreading popular phrases and expressions to a wide audience.


'I love you' in popular music

The phrase 'I love you' became a recurring theme in popular music during the 1950s. Songs like 'Unchained Melody' by The Righteous Brothers and 'Love Me Tender' by Elvis Presley further solidified the phrase as a romantic declaration.


'I love you' in digital communication

With the rise of personal computers and the internet, the phrase 'I love you' found new avenues of expression through digital communication. The term became a popular way to convey affection and emotion via emails, instant messaging, and later, text messages.


Social media and 'I love you'

In the era of social media, the phrase 'I love you' became a common expression of affection and support. The rise of platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter allowed people to publicly declare their love for others, making the term even more prevalent in everyday communication.

Did you know?

Did you know that October 28th is also known as National Chocolate Day in the United States? It's good that National Iloveyou Day falls on the same day, huh? Because who doesn't love chocolates?


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First identified

11th October 2015

Most mentioned on

28th October 2015

Total mentions


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