Of all of the holidays that we celebrate through the year, there is really only one that discriminates more than the rest. Mother’s and Father’s Day are limited but that’s pretty much it. Yet come February 14th, there is a greater prejudice as than all of the others. Simply put, if you’re without a partner, you can’t celebrate this day.
Cupid Must Die!
I’ve always despised Valentine’s Day; not because I’m divorced, but even when I was married, I didn’t care for it. It is stated that it is the one day out of the year in which you show love and romance for your mate. Really? Just once a year? I’m sure that’s not completely true, but it is a day in which you are supposed to be extra loving or whatever.
What about single people? Those who are divorced? Widowed? How are they to celebrate the holiday? Well, they’re not. Even if they do, it would be awkward and weird. How awkward would it be if you approached someone with candy and flowers and they’d laugh in your face?
That is why I think instead of Valentine’s Day we should have a Second Halloween. And here are my reasons for it…
Why Second Halloween is better
1) Halloween doesn’t discriminate against anyone. People of all ages like to celebrate the holiday. Children dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating, teens pull pranks, and adults dress up and hold parties. Halloween doesn’t care if your single, married, divorced, or widowed; it allows everyone to participate.
2) Halloween offers a larger selection of candy. This you cannot deny. When you go down the holiday candy section for Halloween there is such a large variety of candy. Christmas would be second in variety. Valentine’s day primarily revolves around chocolate and that’s it. There’s nothing wrong with chocolate but there are so many other choices with Halloween.
3) Halloween allows you to wear a costume. If you celebrate Valentine’s Day dressed as Cupid, people might think it’s adorable…if you’re a child. If you’re an overweight middle-aged man, the police might be called. With Halloween there is no limit to the kind of costume you can wear and no one will really judge you.
4) Halloween has better decorations. Witches, ghosts, goblins, scarecrows, and monsters galore! Plus, you get the entire spectrum of Autumn colors; including black in Halloween. Valentine’s Days has hearts and diaper-clad babies armed with bows and arrows. The color palette is red, pinks, and shades in between. What would a person think if you handed them a dozen black roses for Valentine’s Day?
5) Halloween has Haunted Houses and ghost stories. Valentine’s Day has what? The Tunnel of Love? And name me one good Valentine story.
6) Horror Movies are better during Halloween. There really aren’t any good Valentine Day movies; just horror movies set around the day. Speaking of which, Happy Death Day 2 U comes out on February 14, 2019. I used to watch The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre movie every year, but even that got old.
As you can see, there are a variety of reasons why Second Halloween would be better than that other holiday. This year take time to celebrate it and see that it’s a lesser hassle than Valentine’s Day; and less awkward too. Of course, people will look at you weird but then again if you were to show up to a Valentine’s Day party alone, it would be weird as well.
Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? If so, share with us how you can make it less awkward for a single person. What is your opinion of a second Halloween? Would another different holiday be better? Share you comments below.