Valentine’s Day : Pointless Holiday
Out of the 365 days we have in a year, there’s this one particular day that’s specifically for couples. We have this day to show our better half how we love them and shower them with materialistic gifts. Many people celebrate this holiday and spend money on things they don’t need. But is it really necessary to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Do people really need to buy gifts, take their loved ones to dinner, give valentine’s cards, flowers, teddy bears and chocolates to prove they love one another?
I do understand that it’s a romantic holiday and it’s not like it comes around every day of the year. That’s why couples choose to go out and try hard to make an extra special day without caring how much money they spend for each other. But what about those who don’t have their so-called “special someone”? What do they have to do during Valentine’s Day? Will they sit back and watch sweet couples walk by? I think not. They could be with their other loved ones, like family or a best friend, enjoying the day. They shouldn’t be intimidated by the fact that they don’t have a special someone to celebrate Hearts Day with.
Judging on how we all generalize what Valentine’s Day is about, I don’t think it’s necessary to celebrate this pointless holiday. Why show them how you love them on one day alone when you have 364 days more? If people would stop caring about this commercialized “holiday” so much, then they might just realize that doing small but meaningful things throughout the year, not just during Valentine’s Day, and saying “I love you” would be enough.
But to those who insist on celebrating during February 14th, I would like to remind you that finding valentine’s gifts is one thing. But most importantly, it is the meaningful act or gesture that one wants to show how important his or her valentine is.