You know we decided to do this week a Valentine's Day themed SundayTraveler. At first I thought on cheating it with a really old post about our visit to Korta Katarina Winery. You are probably thinking what a visit to the winery has to do with a Valentine’s Day (and we haven’t even visited it on 14th of February!). But we were madly in love with that winery and then we were badly treated on our last visit there. And now we don’t love it anymore. That’s a perfect Love gone wrong tale. Especially if you love wine as much as we do.
Anyways, I judged that you wouldn't buy it. So here I am stuck with the theme I think I have nothing to say about. I am completely disconnected from Valentine’s Day celebration. I am one of those people who believe that love should be celebrated every day of the year and not on a certain day. And that day coming just after my birthday is not helping the cause (why, why Valentine and not me?!).
Ever have that one friend who gets a Valentine's Day gift for his mother? Doesn't that freak you out a little? It's like, ‘I don't know how to break this to you but I think she's banging your dad!'. – Russ Meneve
Second though I have on a Valentine's Day is that is even more commercialized than Christmas. And I don't like that part of it either. Vera told me that the first time she heard of Valentine's Day Celebration was in her English class, mere 20 years ago. And now it's like very popular celebration here in Croatia too: hotels preparing special packages for couples, cupid and hearts hanging from every store's window.
My suggestion is to skip on Valentine’s Day all together (you can alternatively celebrate 13th of February as my day; but this is optional; if you do decide to celebrate it, the custom is to make at least 1 kg of fudge per person and eat it all on that day). We need another Festivus!
And if you didn't like my Valentine’s day post, you can always go and read one on our visit to Korta Katarina Winery.
Do you celebrate Valentine's day? Let us know in the comments below.