Valentines day celebration !!!!!!!!!
Hello friends !!!!!!! Its Valentines day againâ¦â¦â¦ wow what a wonderful day it is!!!! The world seems to be filled with an air of love & happinessâ¦â¦â¦ its love & love everywhere. Well just wanted to share on my experience of Valentines Day & my idea of itâ¦. Although Valentines day is celebrated all across the world for centuries it made a late entry to India. Being from a convent school I was always aware of this day but never came across anyone who celebrated this dayâ¦. It was in the year 1997 that Valentines Day celebration became a rage in India. Thanks to the movie Dil To Pagal Hain which made 14th of February so popular in our countryâ¦
The movie was all about Love and India was then just coming to terms with the modernit the youth all over the country loved the movie & embraced its idea of showing love to each other on Valentines Day!!! I remember dropping into a nearby gift shop that year and was amazed to see the change in the shop display. There was no comparison of the shop earlier and thenâ¦. It was filled with red Baloons everywhereâ¦.Fragrance of some rose perfume filled the shop atmosphere and there was truly madly deeply (Savage garden) being played in the background. The racks were filled with colourful cards & giftsâ¦. The environment was extremely serene & calm with beautiful danglers,wall hangings,love messages here & there. Anyone entiring the shop would have forgotten the pain & hatred that otherwise exists in todays world. It was like being in a fairyland where each and every object makes you fall in loveâ¦. I could see young enthusiastic boys & girls coming in groups or single to pick up the best of card & gift for their special someoneâ¦. At this moment I felt sorry for myself on being single at the age of seventeenâ¦. My heart sank and I decided to leave the store when I came across a card on which it was written âhappy valentines day brotherâ. Without thinking twice I picked up the card & another which was for my parentsâ¦. On my way back I thanked St Valentines for gifting the world with such a lovely day when we can share our love with our loved onesâ¦. Need not necessarily be our lover or spouseâ¦. It can be anyone whoâs close to our heart!!!!!
That year 14th feb was really special because for the first time I celebrated valentines dayâ¦. And that too with the three most important and loving people in my life. To my surprise I was gifted with a card and a cute teddy by my little broâ¦ and our parents were amazed to see us brother & sisterâs bonding!!!! We made mom & dad share memories of their initial days of courting & how they fell in love,etc. It was a rare sight because we never saw our parents like that earlierâ¦ they looked like a newly wed couple full of love & care for each other!!! No one could say that they were married for so many yearsâ¦ Both dad & mom thanked my bro & me for celebrating the day and you wonât believe they make sure to celebrate 14th feb till date although my bro & I are snow staying kilometers away from themâ¦. Its wonderful to see this special couple so much in love for each other after 30 years of their marriageâ¦.
I was in love by the age of nineteen and didnât want to miss even a single year without celebrating this special day !!!!!!! But tragedy stuck us every year on 14thâ¦. My then boyfriend (whoâs now my life partner) used to have loads of work every year for which our plans used to get spoilt. I remember waiting for him for hours outside his office to meet himâ¦.
And every year it used to be for a few minutes or an hour that we met. But this day was special,, it was different than all the other days we met!!!!! There was a certain kind of passion, longing,eagerness to meet each otherâ¦. I still cherish those days when we used to court without the hint of my parentsâ¦. That kiss on my forehead gave me a strength which I cant express and the peck on the cheek was love personifiedâ¦..
This year is our first valentines day after marriage and I have plans to make this day memeorableâ¦â¦â¦ hope this time the God of Love has mercy on us ;) I am planning to make a hand made card for him and also decorate the whole house with red and pink flowers, balloons . Also I have plans to make chocolates & cake at homeâ¦. Well I have already booked a table for two at our favourite thai retsurant in Bangaloreâ¦. Hope this day is special !!!!!!! By the way my bro & I still celebrate this dayâ¦. We send cards & gifts to each other and also to our parentsâ¦. This day makes us feel that we all are close to each other even though we are miles away and only meet once or twice a yearâ¦.. Although this day is of great business for television,radio stations,restaurants,gift shops,malls etc yet I think thereâs no harm as suchâ¦. Because all across the world people are sharing love and happiness. So whatâs the harm in spending a bit of our money for the special people in our lifeâ¦. Today we spend more time at work than at homeâ¦by the time we reach home its time to eat and sleep. We donât have time for our parents,our spouse,our friends,our family and also for ourselvesâ¦.. so donât you think if o we are given one day in a year to show all our love and emotions to our special ones â¦its worth???? Hereâs wishing all of you a Very happy Valentines day!!!!!!!!!
May your day be filled with lots of love & happinessâ¦. Tell that special one that you care!!!!!!!!!!!!
And do let me know if you have tips for celebrating valentines dayâ¦..