Friday, 14 February 2014


What is Valentine's Day in actual fact? Does it really involve a cupid sling-shooting arrows into lovers? What happens to the rest of the single ladies (and men :P)? Well a quick Wikipedia search cleared most of it up.
This day, February 14th of each year, is a sacramental celebration rejoicing the Christian Saint Valentinus. Apparently, good man Valentinus wedded soldiers that were forbidden to marry and ministered Christians that were persecuted under the Roman Empire. For this 'sinful act' Valentinus was thrown into prison only to be executed later. A departing letter was written for his jailer's daughter, whom he had healed during his sentence and famously ended by "from your Valentine". Since the 18th Century, Englishmen and women have rejoiced this celebration to be of a romantical one and has prospered to the present day.

I could go into further detail but It'd probably be a bore so I end on my own definition. One that I have made up after the past 20 years of observing this ritual.

Val·en·tine's Day or Val·en·tines Day (vln-tnz)

A day in which:

1. First world poverty levels increase. 
2. Former stalkers are categorized as your 'valentine'.

3. Emotional blackmail takes the best of you. 
4. Flower, chocolate and plush toy industries boom with profits.

Cynical as it is, enjoy this deluded holiday for 'lovers',
Afra x

Later that day, month, year/s:

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