If someone was to ask why Valentine’s Day is celebrated, most of us would not know, or would say it has to do something with Saint Valentine. Now, who was Saint Valentine? Which country was he from? What did he do? Is it his birth or death anniversary that we celebrate on February 14? Ummmm... We do not know.
Had Valentine's Day been an occasion we knew well about, like Holi or Diwali, we would have known the exact way to celebrate it. It is our obsession to celebrate Valentine's Day despite our limited or no understanding of it that makes this day far more interesting than it actually is, for it leaves a lot to imagination.
The internet is abuzz with suggestions one could follow to add value to V-Day this year and make it one of most cherished memories of all time — 5 romantic songs to listen to, 10 movies to watch, 12 things to do, 15 books to read, 37 clothes to wear, 98 places to go to, 155 ways of making him/her smile, 9675 ways of getting your mascara right — the list is endless.
Since the day ‘demands’ you to make your loved one feel special and be happy about it, here are five things (yes, one of those lists again!) you may try out this Valentine’s Day.
1. Fixing it right
If you have the day off, a good idea would be to have a good look at your house. Empty fridge? Too-full a laundry bag? Leaking tap? Fused bulbs? Fix them. You will make the day special for the people you live with. Even if you are working, try to fix one or two things.
2. Blast from the past
Did your primary teacher give you a toffee? Or did you share an ice-cream with a best friend in Class 9? Or did you gift a card to your sister saying you love her? Call the person you spent your first Valentine's with, even if it is for 10 minutes.
3. Meal with mom
If you guys still live together, the ideal thing to do would be to cook something both of you equally love. If not, then call your mother or video chat with her. Two cities, two kitchens and one meal!
4. What's the day about?
This is the most important thing to do. Find out what the hullaballoo is about and what do you think of it. The next Valentine's Day you wouldn't need to read one of these lists to know what exactly to do to feel special, making others feel special. firstname.lastname@example.org