There has always been an argument to what Valentine’s Day is really all about,some people say it’s a day for Lovers to celebrate eachother while some people say it’s a day to remember the two Marty’s who were killed on Feb 14 in the 17th century during the reign of Emperor Claudius II,so let’s go down the history lane of Valentine’s Day a little to clear this misconception.
Valentine’s Day originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine who were both killed on Feb 14 of different years and is recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.
So, valentine started as a day to honour the two Christian Marty’s and over the years it has now revolved to be celebrated as a day to show love ,so it’s safe to say both reasons are no longer a misconception.
Valentine’s Day isn’t limited to those in a relationship,you can decide to surprise your loved ones (siblings, parents or friends) with gifts to show that you care you can also decide to show love to the less privileged(orphans) to let them know that there’s someone out there who cares about them and all hope isn’t lost.
Self love is also important, to complement yourself for the hurdles and struggles you’ve survived while trying to have a better future for yourself.
A friend who has always been there through thick and thin deserves to be celebrated.
While love is in the air, remember to show love to those around you everyday whether it’s Valentine’s Day or not ❤️.