VALENTINE AND YOU : DO NOT CELEBRATE A “VALUELESS” VALENTINE. Rev. Fr. Boniface Nkem Anusiem PhD.

Fr Bonnie's Reflections

February 14th remains a notably remarkable date in the world conventionally known as Valentine’s day, St. Valentine’s day or more colloquially Val’s day. On this day most people seek after who would be their “Val” or “lover”. There seem to be so much craze around the world because February is 14th.

This craze had for a long time turned out to be a business opportunity for many to the extent that February 14th just like December 25th has been highly commercialized. Within a period of twenty-four hours most people lose their cool in an effort to ritualize what they cannot grasp it’s attendant reasons and values. Sometimes I sit and ponder if love that I know is seasonal (as some people would say it is the season of love) or February 14th bound.

There is no universally homogenous history of Valentine’s Day. What we…

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