Using prepositions with name days, like Saint Valentine's Day

Look at these examples:

On est sortis à la Saint-Valentin.We went out on Valentine's Day.

Le jour de la Saint-Valentin, tu passes du temps avec ton bien-aimé.On Valentine's Day, you spend time with your loved one.

À la Sainte-Catherine, les femmes célibataires mangent du gâteau.
On St Catherine's Day, single women eat cake.

Le jour de la Sainte-Catherine, les femmes célibataires mangent du gâteau.On St Catherine's Day, single women eat cake.

Je suis né à la Saint-Georges.I was born on St George's day.

Je suis né le jour de la Saint-Georges.I was born on St George's day.

Note that when talking about doing something on a name day, you can use either:

à la + Saint(e) [name] 
or 
le jour de la + Saint(e) [name].

While à la is more general, le jour de la insists a bit more on the very day.

In French, name days are feminine, even with masculine names. 
It's because they're considered as la fête de = the celebration of that name.

Therefore, you will always say à la + [name day], or le jour de la + [name day]. 

 

This rule also applies to All Saints' Day = la Toussaint :
À la Toussaint en France, les gens ne travaillent pas.On All Saints' Day in France, people don't work.

Le jour de la Toussaint, on met des fleurs sur la tombe des gens que l'on a perdus.On All Saints' Day, we put flowers on the grave of people we lost.

 

Also see Using prepositions with celebration days, like Christmas

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Je suis né à la Saint-Georges.I was born on St George's day.
Le jour de la Sainte-Catherine, les femmes célibataires mangent du gâteau.On St Catherine's Day, single women eat cake.
Le jour de la Saint-Valentin, tu passes du temps avec ton bien-aimé.On Valentine's Day, you spend time with your loved one.
À la Sainte-Catherine, les femmes célibataires mangent du gâteau.
On St Catherine's Day, single women eat cake.
On est sortis à la Saint-Valentin.We went out on Valentine's Day.
À la Toussaint en France, les gens ne travaillent pas.On All Saints' Day in France, people don't work.
Le jour de la Saint-Jean, on fait un grand feu de joie.On St John's Day, we have a big bonfire.
Le jour de la Toussaint, on met des fleurs sur la tombe des gens que l'on a perdus.On All Saints' Day, we put flowers on the grave of people we lost.
Je suis né le jour de la Saint-Georges.I was born on St George's day.
Je me souviens, c'était à la St Jean.
I remember, it was on St John's Day.
How has your day been?