First of all I would like to declare that I am not against Love. Love is the essence of life and vital of everyone. But I hate how some corporate people have glorified and promoted a single day for Love.
Today, the 14th Feb is globally known as Valentine’s day; A day when you are supposed to express the love by giving cards and gifts to some one you really love. The day itself has some historical significance. But most of the people don’t know exactly why we celebrate 14th Feb as Valentine’s day. There are may stories and many Valentines ([u]Numerous early Christian martyrs were named Valentine[/u]) On this day it is believed that one St. Valentine was murdered because what he was promoting was against the social rules of that time. Another story is that on this day St. Valentine ripped his heart and gifted it to his love: a young mistress.
Now, until 19th century this day was know to very few people, and then some stationary producers got an idea to make money by exploiting people’s sentiments. Quoted from Wikipedia:
(Saint) Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14 by many people throughout the world. In the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine’s cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery.
The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year, behind Christmas. The association estimates that, in the US, men spend on average twice as much money as women.
It is obvious that few business owners are making a lot of money by motivating young people to spend money on useless things on this day. I believe Love knows no barrier. Time itself has no importance in love.
If two individuals love each other then there is no need to express it on a specific day by buying gifts and cards. I think every day of the year is equal for expressing the Love. So, friends I hope you would not disrespect the real love and try to exploit someone’s feeling by using the name of St. Valentine.
Have fun and enjoy each and every day of your life with your true Love. 🙂