To a lot of people, Valentine’s Day is a “hallmark holiday” – day to spend money on red and white clothes, cards, candies, flowers and balloons.
While some celebrate the day because of the pressure they receive from their spouses and partners, others choose to ignore the day regardless of the pressure.
Today, February 14, 2019 is another Valentine’s Day and a lot of people are expecting a lot from their partners.
However, there are people who do not belive in Valentine’s Day. Below are a few reasons:
- Some believe love should not be celebrated once in a year. According to them, you don’t wait for a particular day to say “I Love You.” They wonder why they should wait until the calendar tells them to celebrate their spouses once in 365 days.
- Since one of the theories about St Valentine is that he died for love, some believe it makes no sense celebrating the death of a person, whether he died for love or not. You celebrate life, not death, they argue.
- Celebrating Valentine’s Day could be expensive for some people. So, they see it as a reason to avoid “unnecessary financial pressure”.
- Some view Valentine’s Day as unreligious and immoral. They believe it leads to adultery and fornication.
- Some see it as money making strategy for retail companies as they tend to increase the price of clothes especially red and white colours, flowers, balloons, candies and cakes.