Every year I groan through the holidays, happy when they are over, and then bam, Valentine's Day. It's just annoying to me that people find this one day to romanticize-- give and receive gifts, AGAIN, for a religious martyr. I've never really understood participation in this, even during my younger years. Also, public schools still have young children participate in the ritual of giving and receiving cards to all classmates to celebrate, and from what I understand, they are referencing a saint. I suppose it's a fact that religion teaches this as part of their history, but I am curious as well what any educators here teach. If at all.
Does a massacre count?
I loathe Valentine day and Halloween, just more hallmark occasions. My family however has a deep connection to Valentines Day. The pope gave Valentines bones to a rellie of mine in the 1800s/ A bit of trivia.
Another bit of trivia, but schools here have now banned giving of valentines cards.
I believe in celebrating Valentines day on a truly random day in February, other than the 14th. Just literally show up a week early or a week late with flowers and candy(always do it on the early side for the first 2 years you're with someone). No lines, no waits and surprise adds to romance.
I continue to participate because I like getting gifts and being showed that someone actually likes me. LOL. And to show that I love my family. I don't recognize or think about this saint when doing so either. I just like getting candy. And eating it all in one go! Hahaha
It's like remembering your old aunt or uncle or neighbor on xmas day and forgetting them the rest of the year, sheer hypocrisy! Besides, like xmas day it is full of advertising hype to get people to part with their money.
Personally, if you love someone then everyday is a good day to tell that person that you love him or her.
I here you... I still have to buy my wife one to brighten up her day. I'm like you on all of the above. I don't believe and my wife does...lol. I've got to compromise or I'll hurt the lady I love. It's a continuing circle. We have Mardi gras after this then we have Controband days. Hmmm. We celebrate John lafete taking over our town and making the mayor walk the plank...lol. it's just one thing after another.