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Anti-Valentine’s Day Squad: Here Are Things You Can Do On The 13th!

The moment you say “February” you are automatically reminded of a certain holiday by the name of Valentine’s Day. It is a day of love, dedicated to love and all the people who are so evidently in love. However, what do you do when you absolutely, whole-heartedly hate Valentine’s Day?

Today’s article is about all the other wonderful things you could be obsessing about in February, instead of this self-made holiday of love, which has lost its original meaning and profundity and is now just an excuse to spend money, and rich people to make more money by exploiting the fools who buy into this sham of a holiday.

Suggested read: 12 Anti-Valentine’s Day Gifts For Those Who Hate V-Day’s Gut!

Whether you have someone you love, or you are single as hell this February, worry not, for you don’t have to acknowledge Valentine’s Day at all! Here are a number of other things you could be doing and loving and celebrating, if you hate Valentine’s Day!

1. Thank a Mailman Day


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If you think I just made that up, then you are wrong. I haven’t started making things up just yet (that will come a little later). February the 4th is actually celebrated as National Thank a Mailman Day in America, and if you aren’t in America, then you can celebrate it all the same. It is hella more exciting than Valentine’s Day. You don’t have to spend a bunch of money and you make hardworking people happy by thanking them for their service.

Sure, your mail takes about 46 years to reach someone in the same town and who even sends mails anymore other than more companies that want to take money from you, but don’t shoot the messenger! Thank your mailman!

2. The Opening of The Importance of Being Ernest

Oscar Wilde’s play, The Importance of Being Ernest opened in London on 14th February, 1865. If you have read the play then you know what an incredible piece of literature that is. It is funny and witty, and it leaves you in splits while giving you some major food for thought, which is probably why it is still so well-loved 200 years after it was originally written.

If you haven’t read the play, then this is the perfect time to honor its memory by reading it and having a great time instead of hating on Valentine’s Day. No one needs that kind of negativity in their lives.

3. Tell Your Best Friend You Love Them Month

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Sure, I might have just made that up. But it’s not like you appreciate your best friend any other time of the year. You are constantly yelling at them and imposing on their personal space and doing best friend things like making their lives miserable, so this might be a great time to tell them that you actually can’t live without them.

Anyway the month is teeming with love and people who are in love, and the air itself seems to be reeking of love, making it almost impossible to breathe, so you can make use of some of those vibes and direct it towards your best friend and tell them you love them and buy them presents instead of indulging in some stupid love-day made up by stupid people.

4. Watch Dracula

In case you didn’t know, the cult movie Dracula was released on 14th February in 1931, so if you are planning on hating Valentine’s Day this year, make some more productive and constructive plans and watch Dracula instead. The film, starring Bela Lugosi (who is a total hottie, btw) is a cult and a classic for a reason.

If you don’t like old school movies, then you can even read the original book, which is super exciting, and is going to be completely in tune with your negative mood on Valentine’s Day. That way you can completely ignore all the loving that is going on in the streets outside.

Suggested read: 11 Super Expensive Celebrity Valentine’s Day Gifts You Could Never Afford

5. It’s National Pizza Day in February!

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This is the kind of thing that is worth celebrating, amiright or amiright?! Who needs a stupid day like Valentine’s Day when you have an official excuse to binge on a thousand pizzas in one day without anyone judging you!?

Even though in America, National Pizza Day is on 9th February, you don’t have to follow the rules. You can even go nuts and make February International Pizza Month if you are in the mood and you are determined to ignore the crap out of Valentine’s Day. Pizza won’t disappoint you! Pizza won’t give you attention on one day and ignore you for the rest of the year! There are no hard-feeling no complications, nothing with pizza!

6. The Valentine’s Day Massacre

In 1929, Al Capone apparently ordered the assassination of 6 of his most intimidating enemies from the gang circuit in Chicago, which led to the Valentine’s Day Massacre, one of the most iconic things to ever happen in American history.

I’m not sure whether this is worth celebrating, but it is sure as hell more interesting than a bunch of sappy people doing sappy things on Valentine’s Day! After all, all the people who died were murdering other people, so technically Al Capone did the world a favor. How can you “celebrate” the Valentine’s Day Massacre? I know you might want to do one yourself, but instead, you could maybe binge-watch the Godfather series or something as badass and engage in something less violent like bashing up a heart-shaped piñata to make a statement.

7. National Singles Awareness Day

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This is the kind of day one needs in their life when they are being suffocated with the abomination that is Valentine’s Day. Whereas people are constantly hankering around for a Valentine and shower someone with capitalism-fueled love, you can quietly go about your life until the god-awful day is over, and celebrate the real deal- National Singles Awareness Day on 15th February.

Show the world how awesome, hassle-free and uncomplicated the single life is. Celebrate with your gal pals, go out, go nuts, have fun, flirt with cute boys and girls whose names you don’t need to know about and basically live your life to the fullest. No one needs to undergo the pressures of Valentine’s Day. A celebration is supposed to be relaxing, which is exactly what you can do the day after.

8. Appreciate your Barista Day

It is these silent, invisible people in your life who know the true you. If you are tired of Valentine’s Day, and you are tired of people loving the wrong people, then you can change all that by showing some love to the people who actually deserve this kind of love; for example, your barista.

On Appreciate your Barista Day, acknowledge the fact that your barista has seen you at some of the lowest points in your life, when you haven’t had time to gather yourself before work, or when you have acted like a primitive ape due to lack of caffeine in your system. They have smiled at you and served you and helped you survive the day. So tip them a little extra on this day, and show them the kind of love you don’t need wasted on randos.

9. National Drink Wine Day

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This is the moment you look up at the sky and scream “yaaasssss.” If you had to choose between a boyfriend or wine, who would you choose? Wine, of course. A lot of people think that sad single people down a bottle of wine a day to drown their sorrows in, but you don’t have to be sad or single to be able to drink an entire bottle of wine.

Suggested read: 9 Real Valentine’s Day Stories That Will Melt Your Stone-Cold Heart

Instead of stressing yourself out over Valentine’s Day, whether you love or hate it, you could be sitting in your comfortable chair, sipping wine straight out of the bottle, or from a glass if you are a classy b*tch and watch your favorite TV show or listen to some nice music, and maybe chill with your friends or stay in with your bae, without trials and tribulations, expectations and energy. Doesn’t that sound like a nice picture? FYI, February 18th is National Wine Day, and you can ignore the existence of Valentine’s Day, right till 18th February comes along and you have some actual reason to celebrate, and drink a bunch of wine (not like you need an excuse anyway).

Now that you know that there are a thousand other things you could be celebrating in February instead of Valentine’s Day, you don’t have to go out of your way to ignore the day, or show people that you hate Valentine’s Day from the bottom of your heart. You can appreciate your friends and family if you do have some love to give, or pamper the life out of yourself by doing precisely whatever the hell you want. And if none of the other applies to you, wine and pizza have always got your back!

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9 Reasons To Celebrate In February If You Hate Valentine's Day
You don't have to dread the onset of Feb 14th if you hate Valentine's Day! Here are 9 better reasons to celebrate!
Aishani Laha

Aishani Laha

Bibliophile. Feminist. Unreasonable optimist. I am dangerously obsessed with the English language and the stage is my second home. I still believe in fairy tales and happy endings, and more importantly, that there is nothing that good music and a cup of coffee can’t fix.