This is one holiday that I either love or dread but mostly dread depending on my relationship status as well as most of the people that I know. In fact even couples that are together for some time seem to dread this holiday, especially the men. This is not an article to be negative or take away from other people’s festive romantic time, but to add a little anti-Valentine’s Day humor to the rest of us who would rather just wish the day away..
Let’s start with the meaning of this holiday:
Saint Valentine's Day, commonly known as Valentine's Day, or the Feast of Saint Valentine, (We are celebrating a feast of a Saint, food?)
It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day in most of them. (After a full day of work we are required to get dressed up in a stuffy outfit and go out for an expensive meal, more food?)
St. Valentine's Day began as a liturgical celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentines. The most popular myth was about Saint Valentine being imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry under the Roman Empire. During his imprisonment, he was said to have healed the daughter of his jailer Asterius, with his manly wisdom. (This holiday involves imprisonment, preforming illegal wedding that were forbidden and healing the daughter of a jailer, then after a celebration with food?)
Legend states that before his execution he wrote "from your Valentine" (So because of Saint Valentine we are now committed each year to profess our love to our mate in a ritual of a feast, which boils down to one day in the year to profess our love followed by excessive eating which leads to bloating and not feeling very sexy after. To sum up the entire day it would be not a legal holiday, so we work all day, drive home, get dressed, make reservations at an expensive restaurant, eat too much and then come home and probably not want to have sex. Let’s not forget about the gift as well, and it better be the right gift or again no sex).
For all you single people or even feed up married folks who may feel a little sad during Valentine Day I hope that this article shed a little light on the meaning of the holiday and not to take it too seriously!