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Valentine's Day in India

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This article is about the Valentine's day celebration in India.Though all the states in India celebrate this,Goa is the state where it is celebrated hugely.

We all know about the valentine's day which is a day for romance, love etc among all the people in the world. As the name implies the history of valentine's day is about Saint Valentine who died more than thousand years ego. But there is a controversy about the history of valentine's day that this celebrations are to said to have been derived from both ancient Christian and Roman tradition. How ever this day is celebrated all over the world as a day of romance.

What do you think about valentine's day celebration in India?Is it widely accepted?. No it is not so. Although in many states, the youths welcome this celebration with colorful roses and greeting cards, there is also a protest from many religions to celebrate this. But in the whole India, there is one state which celebrate this hugely that is Goa. Yes Goa is the state where the valentine's day is hugely celebrated every year.

Right. As we think this day is for lovers that is during the college days. But the theory has been changed that it has been extended to include all kinds of relationships - friends, family, schoolmates, college pals, colleagues at work etc and is generously expressed through wishes, cards, dining out, dance occasions, and simply doing the theme thing that Valentine's day is so well known for - Dating.

And Goa has been changing it looks in the celebration of valentine's day every year. In that day every commercial shops, entertainment things such as cinema, music stores all become a place to exchange the feel of romance. Now-a-days it is changed that there is no age limit to propose love on this day. Because with the enjoyments of this day, there are so many misunderstandings also come.

For us, we have The Lord Kaman as the love god who is having a flower bow which strikes only the lovers or whom it strikes they become lovers. But in Goa as there are majority Christians they celebrate this in memory of Saint Valentine itself.

And it is looked as a emotions of funny feelings by those who have not fallen in love. Yes as shown in the movies, the lovers sitting in a restaurant do not concentrate on the ordered items itself. That is they are looking each others eyes with hands joined together. Some lovers are even sitting with legs joined which is looked as a funny feeling.

Be it a beach or a cinema theater, the lovers look like they are sitting lonely. They imagine a world of themselves. And one more thing to be considered is failures who failed in there exam of love. Yes. Though it is a enjoyable to many persons, it also a sad day too for many persons. There is also one concept of color of dresses to put for valentine's day regarding the proposals and the results of the love.And also there is a color sentiment in this valentine's day that is which color dress would be suitable?.That is also interesting one.

So as a conclusion, we can say that valentine's day is a colorful day for most of the youths in the whole world. And a happy valentine's day to everyone.

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Responses to "Valentine's Day in India"
Author: Nitheesh (Lucky)  01 Feb 2011   Member Level: Diamond   Points : 1
Great work within a single day! It's really appreciable! Improve it by adding few pics of celeberation and make it more readable. All the very best for you.

Author: Radha Muralidhar  01 Feb 2011   Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

You have highlighted the significance of Valentine's day very well indeed. However, if you ask me some teenagers don't understand the reason behind the celebration. As they think it is day meant specially for dating they lie to their parents and go with their boyfriends.

I think the young ones should be counseled properly about Valentine's day and stop them from taking it as a lovers day. Even some adults take advantage of the day and send proposals with gifts to their secret admirers.

Most of the Older generation in India feel that celebrating love so openly is not a part of Indian culture.


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