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    Apa Tanggapan Anda Tentang Hari Valentine?

    congkasae.com | Editor: Antonius Rahu
    04 Februari, 2017, 06:13 WIB Last Updated 2018-01-17T15:32:01Z
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    Written by Antonius Rahu***

    Every February 14th candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday? 

    The history of Valentine's Day is in many ways a mystery. But we do know that February has long been a month of romance and comes from ancient Roman tradition. 

     Valentine’s Day is an annual celebration which falls on the 14th day of the month. It is usually celebrated by giving flowers, chocolate and cards those you love.

    We do these things in honour of Saint Valentine. Nowadays, many people don’t really think about this. However, it is said that Valentine was a priest during the third century Rome.

    At this time, there was an Emperor named Claudius II who claimed that married soldiers lacked strength other than single soldiers who were more capable of their occupation therefore he outlawed marriage for young men aspiring to become soldiers so he could have a stronger army.

    Supposedly, Valentine decided against this as he thought it was unfair and chose to marry young couples in secret.

    That is one story, there is also a legend that has been told claiming that Valentine was a man in prison who fell in love with his jailor’s daughter and before he was killed he sent the first ‘Valentine’ to himself when he wrote the woman a letter signing it with ‘Your Valentine’ this is why people are lead to believe why these words are still used on cards in the 21st century.

    Valentine's Day is terrible for two kinds of people those who are single and those who are not
    For single people, the day is a disappointing reminder they don't have that "special someone" in their life. In Indonesia it called (Para Jomblo hahaha) Not a fun feeling  believe me, I've been there.

    But personally I think it's worse for people in a relationship. Single people can choose to ignore Valentine's Day. 

    However, if you're in a relationship, the last thing you want to do is ignore Valentine's Day -- believe me, I've been there, too.

    In few day i have been asking some young people who lives in Denpasar. My question was what do they think about valentines Day?
    And here is theirs ansewere was:

    14 year old female:
    ‘I think Valentine’s Day is just a pointless holiday where card companies sell cards to send to people purely to gain more money however, if you love someone that much you should celebrate it every day of the year not just one day. 

    If Valentine’s Day is going to exist it should be about people who like someone and aren’t confident enough to tell them and of course, Mcdonalds get a lot of money because it’s where all the single people go to drown their sorrows.’ (I do apologise for my little sisters embarrassing love for food.)

    17 year old male: 
    ‘I think it’s a good day if you are one of those people who enjoys all that cute relationship stuff, it means you can spend the day treating your girlfriend like a princess but when people who are single go on about it, it turns into a sort of joke, they’ll laugh about being single and spending it with their cat etc when deep down everyone wants someone to spend the day with no matter what they say.’

    Married man: 
    A commercial gimmick for card companies to make loads of money, nobody really buys into it. It’s expensive and everyone goes out so the service in restaurants and hotels is poor.’

    Married woman: 
    ‘It’s alright for a bit of fun when you’re a teenager or in a new relationship otherwise it’s a commercial opportunity for greed, it’s not even just cards, everything in shops is Valentine’s this, Valentine’s that.’

     so.....what do you think abou Valentines Day? do you cellebrate it too? send me your answere by fill a coment bellow....i will waiting for your answere.

    ***Tonny Live in Denpasar Bali***

    Writer: Young Blogger from Manggarai, Flores island East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia