By UG Reports

Why do we celebrate Valentines Day?

The whole world on the occasion of Valentine’s Day is usually painted red and black and is filled with in color of love.

Many people on this day express their intimacy for their spouses, secret admirers and partners by giving gifts or roses or cards.

Yet not many people know that the origin of this love-filled festival is not so lovely.

The special day of love is celebrated in honor of one or two early Christian martyrs named Saint Valentine and, through later folk traditions, has become a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and love in many regions of the world.

A priest named Valentine was martyred in 270 CE by emperor Claudius II Gothicus after he found out that Valentine was secretly helping Christian couples get married.

Claudius did not believe in marriages and he thought that single men were better off and dedicated soldiers.

While the true origin of the holiday remains vague, the day originated as a Christian feast day honoring the early Christian martyr named Saint Valentine.

The day became associated with romantic love in the 14th and 15th centuries when notions of courtly love flourished, apparently by association with the “lovebirds” of early spring.

In 18th-century England, it grew into an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards.

In Ancient Greece, people observed a mid-winter celebration for the marriage of the god Zeus and the goddess Hera.


Where to celebrate your Valentine’s day?

Valentine is a special day for people in love, in most occasions, the dressing code is red and black, now after knowing the back ground of valentine’s day, where can you celebrate your day from?

  1. National Park

Its one of the best place where partners can spend this special day, in most cases, lovers don’t spend time in such places, however, boat cruising in the national park can make your day memorable.

  1. Zoo

If you can’t afford taking your partner to the National Park, try zoo, it will also make your day colorful.

  1. Hotel

If your Bunyoro, you can spend your valentine’s day at Masindi Hotel the Uganda’s oldest Hotel, Adonia Hotel in Buliisa, Biiso Guest House in Buliisa, Kabalega Resort Hotels both in Masindi and Hoima, are the best places you can spend your day.

  1. Concerts

In most cases, artistes and music promoters organize music concerts, it can also be one of the best place to take your partner. Despite being noisy, you can have your best and memorable day.

  1. Gardens

One of the best place you can spend your day is gardens, being one of the cool quiet place, you can spend time with your partner and make love, in most cases we don’t have time for such due to responsibility, however sparing time for such a day can be memorable in our lives.


If your single, how can you spend your valentine’s day?

Valentine’s day is celebrated once a year, and mostly celebrated by the true love partners, if your single, how can you spend this day?

  1. Club

Since clubs accommodate different kinds of people, you can go for clubbing and spend your day

  1. Play games

If your single, you can spend your day by playing games including football, cricket, and others

  1. Go stargazing

You don’t need a telescope to set up a stargazing date. Just head to your own backyard with a warm, outdoor blanket and use a stargazing app to help identify constellations in the night sky and you will enjoy the day.

  1. Play tourist in your own town

Is there a landmark in your town that you’ve always wanted to visit? Or a museum you’ve never seen? Become tourists in your own home and finally check off one or two of those bucket list items you keep putting off. Get into the role by snapping tons of pictures throughout the day.

  1. Make some music

If you don’t have a partner, just listen to your favorite music, dance sing and call it a day.

Those are some of ways you can spend your valentine’s day.

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