Saint Valentine's Day, commonly known as Valentine's Day is observed on February 14 each year. It is celebrated around the world, although it remains a working day for many people. Why is Valentine's Day celebrated ? No one really knows, but it surely makes a big difference in life of lovers. Even in the Medieval Ages, Geoffrey Chaucer has written in his “Parlement of Foules” ; “For this was on seynt Volantynys Day whan euery bryd comyth there to chese his make” that is “when every bird cometh there to choose his mate”. It is also an occasion in which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery and sending greeting cards. Moreover, Valentine's Day symbols that are used today include the heart-shaped outlines, and the figure of the winged Cupid.
On the other hand, let us take a look at today's world. Wars, terrorism, murders all disturb a peaceful life and with so much destruction going around, should not one welcome a day when love reigns ? A day when hatred and destruction takes back seat and one only thinks of love ? What if we begin sending love messages to our enemies so that it can reduce our conflicts ? Love is special. Love is an all-year-round thing. Valentine's Day does not have to be just for couples. It does not have to be limited to celebrating romantic love only. There are many types of love which are equally important ; for example the love between a brother and his sister or the love between two friends. Therefore it is upon us now to decide how to celebrate Valentine's Day ! Irrespective of race, nation and religion let us take a step forward and make it a day to make every human being love another ! Can this be done ? The answer is for us to make it a day when all hatred and enmity is forgotten.
“I love you” are the three words that one can say to another person on that special day let it be our parents, grand-parents, brothers or sisters, friends and even our enemies. Use Valentine's Day as a time to let everyone who is special in your life to know just how much they mean to you. Happy Valentine's Day Readers !