Valentine’s Day – a day to celebrate being with the one you love. But what if you don’t want to celebrate it? What if St Val’s gives you “the dry boke”, as we say in Scotland.
Some people have made their dislike for Valentine’s so clear that they’ve created new days to celebrate instead.
So here’s some fun ways to avoid the day of love, and enjoy being single.
Singles Awareness Day
Singles Awareness Day is an anti-Valentine’s Day. It takes place on the 14th of the 15th of February, in the United States. The idea behind the day is for singles to celebrate being single, and to go out and pamper themselves with dinner or visiting other single friends.
Singles’ Day falls on the 11th of November ever year. It has become one of the most popular unofficial holidays in the country. It has since become a day where single people go out and buy gifts for themselves.
Celebrated only in Korea on the 14th of April. Black Day is a holiday where all the single people gather in restaurants, bars to enjoy a dish known as jajangmyeon. The dish consists of noodles in black bean sauce, along with pork and veggies. The holiday has gained in popularity in recent years. It allows the singles of the country to enjoy a delicious dinner together.
Friendship Day takes place in Finland which friends and lovers both celebrate. It’s an alternative to Valentine’s Day. In the fact that it’s all about celebrating relationships of all shapes and sizes. Not just the ones that are between romantic lovers. This means that two friends can go out and celebrate together on the same evening that many of the couples are.
International Quirkyalone Day
This holiday started in 2003 with parties in over 40 cities around the world. The day is designed to be a kind of do-it-yourself day, where celebrators will go out and enjoy themselves as much as they can with friends, lovers, and family. It’s designed to be an alternative for those that have grown tired of the themes of February 14th.
We would love to hear how you are spending your Valentine’ Day. Or maybe you have decided to celebrate one of the alternative days we have mentioned here. Tag us @vegware on our socials and let us know.