Variation of Valentine’s

People try to find meaning to special day

Valentine’s Day came about during the 8th century when Gelasian Sacramentary recorded the Feast of Saint Valentine on February 14th. After time the day became related to romance in the 14th and 15th centuries when courtly love flourished, by the association with the “lovebirds” of early spring.

“Valentine’s Day is one of those few times of year dedicated to your partner,” senior Jamie Maxwell said. “Take them out, buy them something they love, or just make sure they feel loved.” 

There are different ways to show someone you care about them, like sophomore Lindsay Ruiz did her family. 

“I like to spend quality time with my family by watching a movie together or giving them cards I decorated,” Lindsay said. “It’s been a tradition I’ve done since I was little, and it always makes them smile.” 

Some students thought the holiday itself was pointless and did not make sense, no matter how they celebrate it or who it’s with. 

“Couples have their anniversary and everyone else has a birthday,” freshman Alexander Evans said. “I don’t see why there needs to be an entire holiday when people already have a special day.” 

On the flip side, sophomore Eric Stevens loves the idea of a whole day being dedicated to showing loved ones how much they matter. 

“Celebrating Valentine’s Day makes everyone feel happy and appreciated,” Eric said. “It doesn’t have to be a significant other, it can be friends, family, or maybe teachers you really like. Everybody gets to be special.”