Less than 24 hours to Valentine : Why was this day set aside?


The 14th of February every year is always set aside for lovers to spend quality time together and have fun,but we need to know the reason why this date was fixed.

St Valentine’s Day as it is supposed to be known is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration every year.

On this day, people celebrate it by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family and friends.

What is Valentine’s Day in Contemporary Times?

While Valentine’s Day is celebrated in most countries, different cultures have developed their own traditions for this festival. In some parts of the world Valentine’s Day is observed as a day for
expressing love between family members and friends, rather than that of romantic couples. Some traditions include leaving lollies and gifts for children
and others include acts of appreciation between friends.

Valentine’s Day is most commonly associated with romantic love, with millions of Valentine’s Day cards
being exchanged each year. Gifts of flowers or a single red rose are sent with romantic messages to loved ones and couples spend special time together.

Many couples choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinner, a picnic or special home-cooked meal.

Many restaurants offer Valentine’s Day dinner promotions and food is often presented with symbols of love like hearts and flowers.

While that is so, do you think one day alone out of 365 days in a year should be for celebrating love? While you’re thinking about that and probably deciding to join in in the celebrations or not, it is important to remember that we need to show and receive love everyday.

That is the whole essence of life. While setting aside one day of the year for love may be accepted by many, many others do not totally agree and are of the opinion that love should be celebrated everyday between couples, siblings, family members, friends, colleagues etc.

So on which side are you? One day or everyday?