‘All we need is love’ is a very famous Beatles song and this Thursday is the 14th of February, Valentine’s Day, so all you need is a love!
But what does it really mean? It’s well known that every year people celebrate this day by sending messages of love and affection to partners, family and friends. Couples send Valentine’s Day cards and flowers and spend special time together to honour their love for each other.
Apparently some cultures celebrate it differently. For example in Denmark, rather than roses, friends and sweethearts exchange pressed white flowers called snowdrops. However in Wales they only celebrate Saint Dwynwen, the patron saint of lovers, on January 25th with a romantic gift called a love spoon. While in the Philippines it’s become a tradition for thousands of couples to share Feb 14th as a MASS wedding day!!
But you are in Australia and anything goes! You can choose to take part in it or treat it as just another day. But if you’re feeling romantic, here’s a suggestion: Pack a picnic with your favourite goodies and a few brews then head to the beach and enjoy the sunrise or sunset………. with or without your love, it’ll still be magical!