Valentine’s Day

Hailey Espinoza , Reporter

    Valentine’s Day originated as a Christian feast day honoring an early Christians named Saint Valentine on February 14. This later became a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions in the world (History). In the United States, and other places around the world, people started exchanging cards, candies, flowers, and teddy bears to their loved ones. It has been a custom to spend this day with  loved ones, mostly boyfriends, girlfriends, or just platonic friends these days. “Getting chocolate and flowers makes me feel appreciated,” Lisa Winchell explained. In 2020, Americans will have become accustomed to spending $27 billion on Valentine’s Day. Along with gifts, colors such as pink, red, and white have become symbolic of the holiday.People associate red with love, and hearts with the phrase “I love you”. “Valentine’s Day means spending the day with my significant other and making each other happy not only with gifts but just by being in each other’s company,” Dylan Jones says.