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Valentine’s Day 2018: Images and photos of how India is celebrating the day of love

Valentine's Day: Joining in the festivities, Indians too are celebrating the day of love by exchanging heartfelt messages, images and gifts with their special ones and friends. Scroll down to see how people around us are excitedly celebrating on February 14.

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Valentine's Day: Joining in the festivities, Indians too are celebrating the day of love by exchanging heartfelt messages, images and gifts with their special ones and friends. From browsing through gifts to exchanging adorable handmade letters, people try to do everything they could to ensure their loved ones feel special and worthy on this day. Many follow it up with setting a romantic lunch or dinner date for their partners, often even taking them by surprise. Scroll down to see more colourful pictures of how people are celebrating Valentine's Day this year. (Source: Express Photo by Sahil Walia)

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Residents shopping on the Valentine's Day at one of the flower shop in sector 35 Chandigarh. (Source: Express Photo by Sahil Walia)

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An artist from Bhugaon village selling handmade Valentine's day cards made by his family at FC road, Pune. (Source: Express photo by Arul Horizon)

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A flowershop in FC road, Pune decked up for the occasion of Valentine's Day. (Source: Express photo by Arul Horizon)

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Widely believed and commemorated as the day of expressing love and taking special care to let your significant other know that you care, Valentine’s Day is much anticipated by couples across the world.Tourists celebrate Valentine's Day at Kufri near Shimla, after snowfall on Tuesday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Spending time with each other, exchanging gifts, chocolates, wine and other finer things in life are commonplace around this time. Here, artists in Kolkata prepare a heart-shaped thermocol installation, on the eve of Valentine's Day on Tuesday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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The week long Valentine’s special celebrations have finally culminated in the V-day that people across the world have been waiting for. A family clicks selfie in front of a sand sculpture created by artist Manas Sahoo ahead of Valentine's Day in Puri on Tuesday. (Source: PTI Photo)

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The tradition of Valentine’s finds its origins in a Roman festival of fertility known as Lupercalia, according to History.com.Youngsters in Bengaluru browse through items in a gift shop ahead of Valentine's Day. (Source: PTI Photo)

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Widely believed and commemorated as the day of expressing love and taking special care to let your significant other know that you care, Valentine’s Day is much anticipated by couples across the world. Valentine's Day special sale at a flower shop in Pedder Road, Mumbai. (Source: Express photo by Nirmal Harindran)

Bajrang Dal activists, who attempted to chase couples at the Sabarmati riverfront, were detained by the police in Ahmedabad on Valentine's Day. (Express photo by Javed Raja)

Unfazed by the protests, couples seen spending a few moments of togetherness at the riverfront park to mark Valentine's Day. (Source: Express photo by Javed Raja)