2015 just started and I can’t believe January is almost over. What’s next? Of course it’s the month of February! Who could forget about the month of love? Specially Valentine’s Day. How did this day became associated with love and romance?
“The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?
The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.” – read more about it on History.
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The way people celebrate Valentine’s day differs worldwide. Commonly, it’s a day where they show their love for their special someone in various ways. What? They only do this on Valentine’s day?! Heck, you can show your love everyday! Even the little things you do can mean so much. And I think it’s more special when you show your love to someone in an ordinary day. Then that would make their day extra ordinary. I have a good point, right? Anyway, it’s a day my husband and I choose not to celebrate like others do because of the reason I just stated. Plus all these other things: it feels like all couples are eating out that almost all restaurants are fully booked. And when it’s time to go home, the traffic is so heavy! Heavier than usual! I’d rather be home at an early hour than get stuck in traffic the whole night.
But if you’re not like me and you love celebrating Valentine’s day, there are other means of doing it aside from the things I mentioned. You can prepare a romantic dinner for two in the comfort of your own home, or you can buy gifts for your loved ones, but don’t buy flowers because the price is sky high during this month. Out of ideas and don’t like the hassle of falling in line? Not to worry. You can always buy something online. Why not check out Zalora? :) Watch out for ZALORA’s special offers and deals this coming Valentines Day! This is way better than getting stuck in traffic, waiting in queues, etc etc. You save more time and you can spend the saved time on things that really matter :)
Have a happy Valentine’s day [in advance]!