RANT OF THE DAY!
In Finland, Valentine’s Day is called “Ystavanpaiva” which translates into “Friend’s Day”.
Per Wikipedia, this day is more about remembering friends, not significant others.
In Estonia: same thing!!
Alas, screw all of the marketing of chocolates and stuffed bears, over-priced flowers and jewelry chosen by ill-willed men; let’s celebrate real friendship!
Romantic love, while wonderful, fades.
Friendship lasts – true friendship is eternal.
I’ve always found Valentines Day to be so “forced”, it’s as though it’s an obligation.
I want flowers (not roses! tulips, loads of them!) on August 12th, because you love me, NOT on some Hallmark driven holiday.
And so, I hereby declare myself either a “Fin” (?) or “Estonian” on this day!
Let’s celebrate the true joy of friendship!
Keep your stupid teddy bears who will gather dust or find themselves in my dogs basket!
Rant of the day.