Sunday, February 13, 2011

What is Valentine's Day?

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after an early Christian martyr, Saint Valentine, and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 (really? 1969?) by Pope Paul VI, but its religious observance is still permitted. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards known as "valentines".

While walking down Polk Street in San Francisco I came across this sign that I thought might be the perfect sentiment for some couples that don't really know where they are in their relationship. 'I Love You a Little'!

In Egypt, since it is such a hot topic in 2011 with Hosni Mubarak, Egyptians celebrate Valentine's Day on February 14, and the indigenous Eid el-Hob el-Masri (Egyptian Love Day) on November 4.

Reminds me of a song from a long, long time ago, but a def must have in your 80ies repertoire. Here is a link to the song: Egypt, Egypt by Egyptian Lover or the video on YouTube - Egyptian Lover

Personally, I don't think men (in general) really care about Valentine's Day. The above picture illustrates how differently men and women perceive the holiday i.e. gifts that are expected (flowers) compared to physical affection (BJ) and the pressure to make this one day a romantic anomaly. Lots of pressure and lots of fighting.

Need some help with what to buy this year? Why don't you purchase a bottle of wine and make some yummy chocolate treats at home! DIY style! Pomegranate TCHO Dark Chocolate Clusters

I wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day. As for me, I just want some fresh powder in Tahoe!
Love you, just a little, mean it!


Steve said...

i don't care too much for flowers either. ;)

Louisa Pickering said...

Most men don't. LoL. Is all good fun!

Louisa Pickering said...


Anonymous said...

Love You a lot! mean it!