Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th of each year and it is and international event. It is celebrated everywhere in the world, just that it change depending on each culture. Valentine’s Day is also called the Day of love and friendship, although in some cultures they see more love than friendship.
Valentine’s Day is a festivity, not a holiday. It is represented with Cupid, which is the god of love. Cupid is represented as an angel that looks like a baby, he has an arrow, which he used surpassingly to match perfect couples on that special day, making all the differences between a couple go away. This international event has taken place thousands of years ago, but it has missed it main point, due to the marketing is being produced from it. It main purpose was to make people notice how lucky they are to have the people they love near to them.
This year the ISC organized a Global conversation in which, students could attend and do Valentine’s Day cards, for your friends, your boyfriend or girlfriend, and talk about immigrations questions and they also had some snacks.
In México Valentine’s Day is not only celebrated between couples, but everywhere it is on the mood of Valentine’s Day, because is also celebrated for friendship, between friends and family too. They sell a huge amount of things with the topic of Valentine’s Day, from balloons and candies to roses and stuffed animals. All schools promote Valentine’s Day, by encouraging students to be in peace and to cherish the friends they have, they make gifts exchange and they have small parties in the classroom to enjoy the day.
While in other countries like China, Vietnam and U.S.A, Valentine’s Day is celebrated more for couples, there is not as much importance of this day, since there are a lot of people with no partners, and they don’t celebrate it with other people which make this day even a sad day for many people.
For me every year I bake some kind of pastry to my friends, this way thanking them for their friendship and their company. I dress with Valentine’s Day colours, which is a range of pink, red and white, it can also be purple, with the purpose of showing love to everyone, making lively colours showing up, instead of the dark winter colours.
This year, due to the big amount of projects that the RRU teacher gives us, killing our social life, I could not do anything special for my friends. I could just buy some gifts for them and telling them how much I appreciate their friendship. Whether in my home country I would go out and have fun that day enjoying having my friends close to me.
Valentine’s Day is a great way of having fun with friends, and is a great opportunity to realize, how lucky we are to have the people we appreciate and love near us, is true that we have to appreciate it every day, but Valentine’s Day makes people think about how happy and lucky they are.