Today we celebrate the Feast of Lupercalia, the Roman God of Fertility, aka Valentine’s Day. Now if you didn’t know today was Valentine’s Day you need to crawl out from under that rock you live in and wake up! (Particularly if you are involved with someone) I believe forgetting to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one you love is actually considered a criminal offense. Seriously though, show them you love them and thank them for putting up with you because it’s not an easy job.
How to celebrate – Spend the day with the one you love. Buy some candy and flowers, or jewelry or anything you think of that will impress your love. Wear red today.
It’s probably cold where you are so why not cuddle up with a friend, lover or even a favorite pet! It will keep both of you warm. It is true that females generally like cuddling more than males, not really sure why except maybe females normally get cold faster than males. Or maybe that doesn’t have anything to do with it. Anyway, if you like to cuddle, or like to please the one you cuddle, today is the day to do it. Today is all about giving and feeling the warmth of another and expressing your love for them without expecting anything more.
How to celebrate – Find someone, or something, to cuddle. Set aside time to spend with a loved one. Start a fire if you have a fireplace.
First, this day implies you are having some sort of a fight with your loved one and that by kissing you will make up for whatever was wrong. It would be nice if that actually happened, but it it doesn’t. Now before you think I’m getting all negative I just propose you don’t get angry in the first place! Okay, so I know that’s not being real. But maybe instead of disagreeing with your mate you could just kiss and pretend whatever made to mad never happened! So let’s work towards just a kiss day and leave it at that. Today was created by author Jacqueline V. Milgate on her birthday.
How to celebrate – Just don’t get mad! Kiss for the right reasons. Be happy.
Not to be confused with National Kissing Day in June, we celebrate International Kissing Day today. I’m not sure why we need separate days but apparently we do. Anyway, kiss today and enjoy it because you have another entire year to wait until you do it again.
How to celebrate – Try and set a new kissing record (just a note, it will require a number of days). Buy some Hershey Kisses and stay safe.
Red Roses say love. Remember that old song, “I’ve got some red roses for a blue lady”? Well, roses are designed to make someone happy, they are beautiful to look at and smell pretty too (although an increasing number of people seem to be allergic to them). But like anything concerning love, it does have its thorns as well. Also, make sure when sending roses to someone that you send the right color… red ones might get you into trouble! Roses mean even more when they come from bushes you have planted and cared for yourself!
How to celebrate – Plant some roses… if you intend to use them today you had better have done this several months ago! Study the different colors of roses to get your sentiments across the right way. Buy some fake roses with a rose scented candle.
Why have a pet if you aren’t going to love them? They pretty much love you whether you are nice to them or not. I do love animals, and I have lot of them – cats and dogs (all rescues). Not so thrilled about snakes as pets but I do understand a lot of people love their snakes. You should show your pet love everyday, but maybe love them a little extra today. More treats, more hugs and though they probably don’t understand what you are saying, they do love it when you talk to them.
How to celebrate – Love your pets. List as many pet types as you can without looking. Adopt a pet if you get a chance.
February 13th Madly In Love With Me Day
Well, it’s a good thing that we celebrate this day a day before Valentine’s Day because we wouldn’t want people to think that someone was madly in love with us on Valentine’s Day! Exactly what is madly in love anyway? Does it mean that the person that loves us should be put away? In my case, maybe so, but not in most cases. So, if you love someone more than you can say on Valentine’s Day, say it today on Madly In Love With Me Day!
How to celebrate – Beat the crowds on Valentine’s Day and get a day jump. How are you supposed to know if someone is madly in love with me in they don’t say so? “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one with.”
It seems like since man was introduced to the world we have been at war somewhere. Greed, pride, misunderstanding, hunger – you name it we find a reason to go to war. But today is a day to celebrate peace. Put differences aside and appreciate what we do have and love our neighbors. The United Nations was formed after World War 2 and created International Peace Day on September 21, 1981. It went into effect in 1982 as the third Tuesday of September, but in 2002, it was changed to September 21st.
How to celebrate – Be thankful for what you have, more than what you could have. Stop blaming someone else for all your troubles. Try and figure out what you can do to help someone rather than hurt them. Partipate in the Peace Crane Project: https://peacecraneproject.org/
Kissing is one of the most natural things in the world. Birds do it, bees do it, even people in trees… well, you get the point. With all the recent scares in the world concerning even hugging people, kissing may be taboo. However, I doubt it’s ever going to vanish from the face of the earth. You do need to be aware that over 80 million microbes of bacteria are passed during a normal kiss. (I am not sure what a normal kiss is) International Kissing day was started in the UK, since then National Kissing Day has been started as well as several other days that involves kissing. After-all, most of us want a kiss and these are just good reasons to get a kiss in. The kiss record is 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds. So you’d better get started if you want to break the record.
How to celebrate – Give someone a kiss. Kiss your pets. Do not kiss an alligator, at least on the lips.
May 1st Global Love Day
All you need is love, or so say the Beatles. The idea behind Global Love Day is that we should all love our neighbors, whether they are next door or halfway around the world. It is humanity we are talking about here. The idea is nice, whether we are ever able to accomplish this feat or not remains to be seen. The day’s creator, Harold Becker created the day in 2004. Love comes from understanding and accepting cultures… and from never having to say you’re sorry! It’s interesting that the love of one’s own culture and the lack of respect for another’s is generally what brings about war.
How to celebrate – Love everybody! Treat others as you would have them treat you. Learn about other cultures.