We wish you a very Happy Valentine Day!
I wasn’t brought-up with Valentine Day culture but I choose to differ in views with some people in Nepal who think the day as a cultural encroachment from the western world.
As long as it is symbolizes love and affection there is nothing wrong in adopting a festival of another culture/religion. Presenting rose to one’s lover is a blissful event.
Definition of the Day : Saint Valentine’s Day is an annual holiday held on February 14 to celebrate love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after Christian martyrs named Valentine. In the day, lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, greeting cards and other gifts.
I wouldn’t mind if somebody wants to name the event something else like ‘Love Day’ or ‘Lover’s Jatra’. I wouldn’t mind even if it is held on some other day/some other month as long as it is held every year. But, till then I would continue to enjoy the Valentine Day on the 14th of Feb.
Happy Valentine Day to you all!