Youth Voices

Valentine’s Day

By Rida Sarwar
P.E.C.H.S Girls School

“True love never dies for it is lust that fades away. Love bonds for a lifetime but lust just pushes away.”

So, 2012, the most awaited year has finally arrived  and the second month of this year has something very special to be offered  and that is Valentine’s Day. Some people consider it as a day when love is expressed to that special someone, while some consider this day as a curse over the mankind. When all is said and done, there is some positive side to the day as well, for it is a time when you express what is in your heart about that special someone. That someone special can be your mom, dad, best friend or sibling etc. It can be anyone whom you consider to be special. To express love, people gift chocolates, gifts, cards and flowers.

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, France and Australia. In Great Britain, Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century. By the middle of the 18th century, it was common for friends and lovers from all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection by giving handwritten notes, flowers and chocolates. Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candies, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones.

Women purchase approximately 85 percent of all Valentine’s Day gifts. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greeting. I hope that everyone enjoy this day with someone really special to them. I close this article with this quote: “True love is like a  ghost, which everybody talks about but few have seen.”