Valentine’s Day? It’s not just for lovers!

You probably have given or received chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Every February 14th, many people celebrate Valentine’s Day, which is also referred to as Saint Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is known as the day of love and affection. Moreover, people usually think women give chocolates to men on Valentine’s Day. However, as the definition of Valentine’s Day is a day of love and affection, there is no way to express it only between couples. In the past, there was a strong perception that only lovers exchange presents on Valentine’s Day. However, nowadays, many people exchange gifts with each other regardless of their gender and relationships to convey how they feel about each other. Unlike in the past, more and more people start to think of Valentine’s Day as one of anniversaries that can express their affections to people around them, not just between lovers. For instance, the student council of our school SSI held an event to exchange letters with chocolate for Valentine’s Day. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, many students wrote letters and gave chocolates to their friends and teachers to convey their affection and appreciation to them. As such, many anniversaries, including Valentine’s Day, become one culture that can express people’s affection to people around them. You do not have to be disappointed even if you’re not a couple, but why don’t you use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to express your feelings to your loved family, friends, colleagues on Valentine’s Day next year?

By. Hanseul Chang