As everyone knows Valentines day is coming up. I have always wondered where did Valentines Day come from, like why was February 14th the day for showing someone you love them. According to an article I read, “The Dark Origins of Valentines Day by Arnie Seipel” Valentines Day is actually not for LOVE, and ROMANCE. So the article states three different events in history that may have had a part in Valentines Day. The first event was “the feats if the Lupercalia” which happened between Feb. 13th and Feb.15. During the feast men would sacrifice a dog and a goat, then whipped the women with the tails of the animal. The second event was the deaths of two men named Valentine, in which took place on Feb 14th. It’s so weird that these two events are associated with Valentines day because nowadays we celebrate love and romance on Valentines day rather than deaths and sacrifices. When I read more on the subject, it turns out the feats of Lupercalia was actually to celebrate fertility, ancestors, early spring and love, it’s just we celebrate with chocolates and nice dates with our significant other or friends or family, and they celebrated with the town and women that they just met who either became their soul mate or who became just another women from Valentines day.
To me Valentines Day is a day that you show someone you cherish or significantly care about your feelings for them incase you haven’t shown them enough within the last year. Valentines Day is a day for “oohs and aahs”. To many females Valentines Day is about what he or she does for them, what gifts they receive or what type of date they go on, that’s one thing I can truly say about my generation we think too much about the material things and less about the quality in spending time with one another, yes the gifts are GREAT, boys/men don’t go and not get your significant other a gift and say I said don’t do it.. lol the gifts are great but when you love someone or even care for them significantly there’s more to it. A guy can give you a gift and then go hang out with his friends, or a guy can not have his gift but spend the entire day helping you by letting you get a break, letting you relax, and take a chill day. I think Valentines Day is more about the things you do for your love one whether its quantitative or qualitative. Money isn’t everything, but that quality time and that nice break day will mean everything.
Happy Valentines Day..