14 February can’t pass unnoticed. It’s hard not to know about it from displays in the shops and the media that it’s Valentine’s Day.
Although the day has been commercialised, it apparently has its origins as a genuine saint’s day (though there seem to be a range of views as to who the actual saint was, and even as to the correct date). I read that in England in the 18th century, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers and other symbols.
Sseemingly it causes a massive boost in the demand for roses. Just the same, the idea is “cute”, so let’s not hold the fact that it’s become commercialised against it! (Edit – note to self: restaurants are busy on this day, so it may take a while to get served!)