February: A Love Month
It has been a tradition for us Filipinos to celebrate and show our love to our special someone on this very romantic event which happens every 14th day of this month. Lovers are seeing everywhere in public areas like plazas turned into lovers lane or wherever they choose to have a date. Husband and wives are not exempted celebrating the Valentine’s Day.
Men express their love for each other in different ways just like giving red roses or chocolates to his girl, offering confectionery, and sending a valentine’s card. Heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid are the common symbols of the Valentine’s Day. It is already expected the price of the flowers are quite high than its normal range. Of course, the boutique owners are jumping into the opportunity of high demand during this day.
As a Roman Catholic Country, Valentine’s Day can be spent by lovers without breaking the law of God. It is not tolerable for them to go in motels and do premarital sex. But on this modern day, some of us are not giving importance on this matter anymore. We just continue doing things of what we think can give us self-satisfaction.
The most wonderful part of Valentine’s Day in the Philippines is the fact that whether or not there is economic crisis in the country, this wouldn’t become a hindrance for us Filipinos by not giving anymore red roses or sweet stuff to the people we care so much, it could be our loved ones, office mates, friends, or even those who have hurt our feelings.