Valentine’s Day is a day of celebrating love and affection between intimate partners, we can show affection everyday but on this day we are celebrating our love, hhhm??? Makes sense I guess.
This day was named after Christian Martyrs, named Saint Valentine since a lot of them were names Valentine at that time (no wonder there is so much mass production)
It was actually established by a pope in 500 AD (that explains the boyish Cherubs with the fat booties)
The Holiday was only removed of the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul.
The concept was to express love by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending cards. That’s right, no teddy bears, helicopter rides or space shuttle trips.
This day became extremely popular in the days of Shakespeare and all these other tights wearing aristocrats .After some time it flourished in India, Asia, Europe, Middle East and The Americas in its own adapted form.
In modern times the internet age blew this craze right out of the water and a strong focus was put on generating profit through encouraging consumption of goods, products associated to the this day.
We find ourselves being bombarded with excessive marketing during this month, all solely focused on grabbing a share of the potential revenue generated during this period. To me they are merely wolves feasting on a flock of blind lambs. Some people even break up due to the fact of not having or receiving a gift, shit some people don’t even appreciate the gifts they receive anymore.
I find myself participating however I find the fact of making a special moment out of a measly budget very liberating. We don’t need a special day to celebrate our love but why can’t we Genuinelydo it on this day too?