By: Alondra Zapata & David Vazquez
The end of a life, of a priest named Saint Valentine, was believed to be remembered on February the 14th. Valentine’s day is the day to express your feelings towards someone special in your life. Once a year on that day thousands of people exchange gifts, cards, and flowers with friends and loved ones. The origin of Valentine’s day is still unknown to this day.
Some people believe that Valentine’s Day had emerged from some Roman and Christian traditions.Some people say the date (February 14th) was chosen to remember the day that Saint Valentine died. Others people say that the Christians used Valentine’s Day to replace a holiday. It was also celebrated around the same time of the month as Valentines.Today people don’t really think about Valentines as such a great deal ,since they see it as a regular day to celebrate only if you have a loved one a partner to share it with. People usually celebrate Valentine’s day by going to the movies, hanging out with friends, or by going to a romantic dinner with their loved one. People also give chocolates, roses, or a heartwarming card to someone special to share the love. Teenagers these days celebrate Valentine’s day by going to a dance that the school organizes for the students, hang out together with friends or celebrate it by throwing parties at a house. Aaliaha Garza said “It’s fun sometimes and it’s even more fun when you have someone to reconnect with and meet new people’’ or you can also simply just being alone by yourself and have a good time. If you have a loved one, teenagers go on a fun, romantic, and enjoyable evening.Valentines is a day for everyone to be able to celebrate it one way or another. Jimmy Carter student, Nessley Garcia said: “Valentines is a day to show love to your partner more than any other specific day”. There are also people that think that showing love towards someone should not necessarily be shown on a specific day like Anonymous said “It’s nice to celebrate a day of love and friendship, but I think it would be great if we do it every day”.Overall, Valentines is the day to be happy, and celebrate with your significant other or your friends. Everyone has a different opinion about Valentines.Valentine’s day is a day that we should all look forward to.
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