Why Do We Celebrate Valentine’s Day

January 25, 2023
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and this is one of those days that people love or hate, probably. Whatever your relationship status may be, many still celebrate this day. See for yourself. Try going to restaurants and malls on the 14th of February and see how jam-packed they are. Of course, the pandemic may restrict some of the movements, thus preventing the formation of crowded areas. However, Valentine’s Day is still worth celebrating, whatever the situation is. Here are some of the reasons that you might find interesting and informative. 

A brief history of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in both Christian and Roman traditions. We heard about St. Valentine’s story of spreading caring and care to others. It was said that Valentine performed forbidden marriages for young couples in Rome. Eventually, he was executed because of his practice.  

It was also believed that Valentine’s Day is the Christian counterpart of the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. This festival is dedicated to the fertility of Roman women and crops, along with a matchmaking event. 

There’s always a reason to celebrate

It’s not always that Valentine’s Day is for romantic couples only. Ask around, and you will learn that there are many instances when people go out with their friends. Dressing up, eating sumptuous meals, drinking delicious wine, and having amusing conversations can always be done with your buddies. 

Staying at home chillin’

It’s not always conclusive that you have to go out and spend lots of money on restaurants, hotels, and others. You can also celebrate Valentine’s Day at home. Order from your favorite restaurant and bring out the wine. Turn on your television for some romantic movie. If your friends can’t make it because of their scheduled dates, then there’s no shame in celebrating Valentine’s Day alone. Indulge yourself in your favorite food and drink, as this may be the only day you can open that bottle of wine.

Treat yourself to something special

Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to treat yourself. Whether you are thinking of buying yourself a designer bag or a day in the spa, the day will be the right day to spend a little for yourself. 

A date with your loved one

If you have a great partner, show how you appreciate them. Having fun and a healthy relationship is excellent. Valentine’s Day is the right day to reciprocate them. Treat your partner by buying a gift that you will love. You may also go to your favorite restaurant for dinner. 

Go out and take a break

Ask your partner to spend the day with you for a romantic getaway. If you are single, round up your friends and go for a well-deserved break on the beach or in a hotel.