Valentine’s Day: love it or hate it?
It was fun when I was a kid but since it got co-opted by Hallmark, the jewelers, et al, it has become too commercial. It’s the original “Hallmark holiday.” I still observe it but minimally.
The three saints named Valentine have nothing in their biographies to associate them with the notion of romantic love. The holiday originally observed the annual mating of certain birds in France which happened to fall around St. Valentine’s feast day (Feb 14).
Happy Avian Mating Day!