SMHS Valentine’s Day Traditions


Marissa Robinson, Author

Holidays often come with a variety of traditions. For the month of February, there are a few holidays in which people celebrate. 

Valentine’s Day is the is the most popular holiday in the month of February. February 14th is an important holiday for many because it’s a day to celebrate love with gifts and candy. 

SMHS has a lot of couples who choose to spend Valentine’s Day together. For those who are single, Valentine’s Day can still be enjoyed by spending time with family and having self-love.  

“On Valentine’s, I don’t really have a certain tradition. I always try to get my significant other something nice and sweet in the spirit of the holiday,” said senior Maranda Robinson.  

Valentine’s Day is a day committed to giving gifts and going out on dates to show that you love and appreciate someone. Even though there isn’t much to the holiday, there’s still different and unique ways it can be celebrated. 

“My boyfriend Aidan and I usually celebrate Valentine’s day together. I don’t think material gifts are important, but it’s nice to put some thought into something sweet to give them,” said senior Meagan Schmuck.  

Every holiday has something interesting that’s the focus point to a tradition. With Valentine’s Day being so broad, many people don’t even consider it a holiday and chose to not celebrate it. 

“I don’t think the day itself is all that important, but it’s nice to have a special day with your significant other to spoil them and do a little extra. It’s just a day to express your love a little more than what you would do on an average day,” said Schmuck.  

Even with the holiday being all about candy, stuffed animals, and going on dates, it’s important to express love even when it’s not Valentine’s Day. 

“I think Valentine’s Day is a cute holiday. You get to express your feelings and show those around you that you love and care for them. But everyone should be showing those around you that you care even when it’s not for a holiday,” said Robinson.  

Whether Valentine’s Day is celebrated or not, show love for those around every day. Holidays like Valentine’s Day have unique traditions and can be celebrated no matter the relationship status.