Would you like Valentines Day to be turned into a Public Holiday, in your Country?
Yes, I know it would cost governments $$$$$$$$$$$$, but I would love to know that I can spend Valentine's day with my lover without worrying about work.
No, public holidays are too expensive and would refer back to the taxpayers. How about a National Romance Week that would ease the restaurant rush, reduce the cost of roses, and give lovers more options to choose their favorite day for celebration?
No, enough fuss is made of it already. Trust me, I'm romantic at heart. A nice card is lovely. But over recent years more pressure is put on people to buy gifts and make a big occassion of the day. Consumerism raising it's head yet again. What about all the people who aren't in a relationship, or who've recently split up or been bereaved? I don't think having a whole day off to feel extra sad is a good idea for them.
Sorry E. I can't go with you on this one. Valentines day is one of the most anti-climatic days ever. I have had some great ones and had some awful ones but making it a National Holiday? No thanks. Now opening day of baseball season is another story.
UK. No I would prefer Saint Georges Day (23/04) or as we desperately need a bank holiday between August bank holiday and Christmas, Trafalgar Day (21/10)
No, I'd prefer it not to be a holiday at all. I dislike Valentine's Day. Despite my best efforts in the past (whether single or not) V-Day never went well. In fact, I've had more than one break up that happened very close to that date. Also, there's something unauthentic and pretentious about making a holiday that forces everyone to be romantic on that day. It's also become very "commercialized" in my opinion, just another holiday to try and get people to spend money.
I'm very much a romantic, but I feel like a person should be romantic more than just one day a year (and voluntarily instead of guilt-ed into it). As my boyfriend puts it, "Every day should be Valentine's Day." There are many ways that you can you can show your love and affection to your significant other every day, in little ways that matter more than cards or flowers (which have become very cliche anyway). You don't need to spend lots of money to do this, you just need to be thoughtful. In my opinion, as a woman, it's the everyday little things that count the most.
No. I feel that Valentine's Day is largely a commercial opportunity seized upon by greeting card companies etc. in order to turn the highest profit possible, and whilst the day might hold meaning for some couples, to others it stands for little, and isn't treated differently from any other date. Turning the day into a public holiday is therefore excessive and likely to irritate all those who are single or who don't regard the date as anything special. Love ought to be spread across all days of the year, and even though February 14th appears to be the filter through which romance is formally and officially recognised, I don't feel that it needs to be commemorated with a holiday.
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