Undeniably, February is the most awaited & very special month of year 2019. You might be going crazy as there are days arranged chronologically for rose day, propose day, chocolate day, teddy day, a lot more & the ultimate valentine’s day.
Why this most celebrated Western culture has been accepted & embraced in Eastern region? Why all over the world location like US, Canada, Australia, France, South Korea, China & India, people are geared up for this sweet celebration?
Ofcourse, there is celebration of love, fertility, victory, togetherness, bravery, courtesy, emotions and happiness. And, what else?
Curiosity was turning me restless. Therefore, I searched this secrets in depth and found the relevance of this day. But, this is no longer a secret as I am revealing it by here only. So hold on wherever you are, you will be amazed, alarmed, concerned, horrified but ultimately you will feel happy & high spirited.
Let’s begin. So, there was a prisoner named valentine who use to love a jailers daughter and would send her greetings with a note ‘From your valentine’ at the end. One day this person was caught and punished harshly. This was distressing. From that era to this, any cold aftermath of true love would sometimes bring tears to our eyes.
The other story reveals that there was a priest named valentine who will unite young boys & girls and secretly do their marriages. This is ultimate bravery I guess. During that period, emperor Claudius II Gothicus would believe that he will lose army strength when his people would turn into a lover and would marry. So he was against marriage, as a result, he discovered saint valentine’s secret wedding mission and furiously announced him death sentence.
Again a tragic end. But people are always smart and they know the right & wrong. Conclusively, they honoured Saint valentine doings and declared him a martyr. On his death anniversary, they started celebrating love or romance by sharing gifts, writing poetry or shayri, arranging perfect date, and expressing their best feelings to loved ones.
Some says this two persons are no different but two different life event of Saint valentine. Whatever it may be, both story dedicates love, bravery and truly inspires us.
You will be surprised to know that the month of February is Mass wedding season in Philippines. You can’t imagine hundreds of people gathering at one place to tie knots and get married.
I would be glad if young ones are taught about this valentine’s day & its historical significance in schools. This 14th century festival of Christianity is popular among all regions. Moreover, love God ‘cupid’ is used so many times in drama, fiction, fairy tales and our daily talks.
Everyone loves celebration, unity, laughter, gossips and fun. What’s wrong with people who separates the lover and involve in crimes of assault, rape, bashing, beating,hatred,murder & honour killings? Why we can’t accept the things as it is?
I really appreciate the bold steps people take & face the world- every type of love is special; no matter if it is gay love, lesbian,transgender, differently abled or difference in age. Love is the universal right and no one should be excluded or forbidden.
One should remember this always, ‘whoever doesn’t love, doesn’t know God, for God is love.’