Valentine’s Day today has become a great madness, especially among young people from countries around the world.
The lovers begin to plan the celebrations of Valentine’s Day with love days before the festival, while those without a lover begin to look for an appointment to be able to celebrate the day in a very romantic way. The media and the rigorous advertising campaign run by the card and gift vendors further boost the hype for the festival.
Euphoria in the markets
The euphoria for Valentine’s Day can be felt days before the festival when markets begin to exude the spirit of the romantic festival. The stores that sell cards, flowers and other romantic gifts can be seen adorned with symbols of hearts, cards, roses and Valentine cupids. In modern times, jewelers also try to attract lovers with attractive schemes and bold displays of innovative and eye-catching jewelry. Florists, who get their best business this time of year, attract customers with large and beautiful bouquets of exotic flowers.
Frantic shopping by lovers
The great hype and euphoria for the Valentine’s Day festival have turned the occasion into a multi-million dollar industry. The festival has turned out to be the best-selling holiday after Christmas in the United States, as young people prefer to buy not just one, but several cards for their girlfriend and also for their parents, teachers, siblings, friends and other loved ones. Of course, the festival is not only restricted to cards in the present consumer society. People also buy piles of chocolates that come on Valentine’s Day special romantic packaging plus large bouquets, despite the fact that flower prices skyrocket on Valentine’s Day due to the high demand.
Other popular gifts for Valentine’s Day include t-shirts, wallets and perfumes for men and jewelry, jewelry boxes, plush toys and romantic pieces for women. Although most Valentine’s Day cards and gifts are delivered by hand, those separated by a distance from their loved ones on Valentine’s Day choose to express their love by sending gifts through various gift shopping sites for the day. Valentine’s Day. Online shopping on Valentine’s Day has turned out to be a big deal in the modern era of technology.
Romantic and Platonic celebration of Valentine’s Day
Currently, Valentine’s Day is not restricted to romantic couples. The festival has come to be known as the day to celebrate the love that can be in any way. Therefore, people take the opportunity to wish “Happy Valentine’s Day” to their friends, parents, siblings, teachers or anyone they consider special. Children also celebrate Valentine’s Day by organizing concerts and meetings in the classroom.
Festivities and celebrations of Valentine’s Day
The most popular way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to go on a romantic date with Sweetheart. One can find parks and restaurants crowded with lovers holding hands and expressing love. Special Valentine’s Day parties are also organized by hotels and clubs to give lovers the opportunity to celebrate. These days, romantic getaways are becoming an extremely popular way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Criticism of Valentine’s Day in modern times
While most people do their best to celebrate the day of love and romance, there are many who are against the festival. Some feel that there is no reason to celebrate love on a particular day, since love should be cherished every day of the year. People are also against the excessive commercialization of the festival. In several countries, such as India, women experience the trauma of teasing the day. Several societies are against the festival because they feel it is a stratagem by multinationals to impose Western cultures on the conservative Eastern world.
Despite the growing criticism, the popularity of the Valentine’s Day festival is increasing every year as people who do not want to miss the opportunity to express and celebrate love.