February is always exciting and this is because it is the month of ‘love’ in English Langauge, ‘amor’ in Spanish and ‘amour’ in French.
Today is February 14, 2022, and it is Valentine’s Day. Ghana goes red and so will other parts of the world. Husbands and wives, boyfriends and girlfriends, friends with benefits will show love to their partners.
In Ghana, the sharing of chocolate appears to be the symbol of love but others go beyond that and mesmerize their loved ones.
You wan chop better chocolate?? Abeg try made in Ghana chocolate 🍫🍫😌 #NationalChocolateWeek22
— Ϗ₹Ł⩗_!Ͷ (@_McKekihh) February 13, 2022
The celebration of Valentine’s Day has different origins. One is linked with the Roman Festival of Lupercalia, which was known to be the festival of “fertility” and the other, to remember the death of St. Valentine, a Roman priest.
It is said that Valentine defied then Emperor Claudios Gothicus’ orders by secretly marrying couples to spare husbands from going to war. When this secret finally became Public, St. Valentine was beheaded by Emperor Gothicus.
Social media users have taken to Twitter to celebrate the day. They comment “Happy Valentine’s Day” and accompany it with a red love emoji.
This is how I will be looking at y’all today ..🌚🌚
Happy vals day everyone ❤❤❤ pic.twitter.com/3ToQ5HUwnP
— Ama Judith (@ama_serwaaa) February 14, 2022
Happy Vals day❤️👊🏾 pic.twitter.com/GeXUFhsE0G
— dracojeremy🔫 (@jeremyb___) February 14, 2022
— FOBS (Friends of Bugbrooke School) (@FoBbugbrooke) February 14, 2022
Others go the extra mile and leave a heartwarming message to their better half, briefly talking about how their lives would not be the same and how they cherish their partner.
Chi, you are the source of light in my life. My hope when I need a reason to believe. Happy Vals day. Loved you since the first day 🥰 pic.twitter.com/vgHilp53WA
— Alaga! (@Hon_Danjo) February 14, 2022
Happy Vals day my love. I will always love you till eternity😘 https://t.co/nRcKuheMBj
— Efua Akyere 🇬🇭🇬🇧 (@efuaakyere123) February 14, 2022
The day set to celebrate lovers tends to leave those without partners perturbed. They most often hide but this year, they have come out of their shells and are now a supposed association.
They call themselves #SinglePeopleAssociation.
On Twitter, cards bearing individuals names and their positions in the Association have been circulating.
— KALYJAY (@gyaigyimii) February 14, 2022
It’s an honor to be your PRO. Trust that I’ll work assiduously to protect and project the image of our dear association. Thanks for this appointment pres @gyaigyimii #SinglePeopleAssociation pic.twitter.com/eUBgJebMtV
— LAMJAH🇬🇭 (@Ctee_) February 14, 2022
— Gob3 2 cedis🍛 (@salimtygaa) February 14, 2022
As the spokesperson for the #SinglePeopleAssociation, I will like to bring to the notice of our dear members that today happens to be a bad day for us. We have no course to spend on any lady. That is why we are single and free… @gyaigyimii
— MR. NTIAH ABDUL MUGIS (@MugisMusah) February 14, 2022
In a satirical way, they speak of how they have been single for a significant number of years and no one in their lives to spend the day with romantically.
— Dawn Of Africa🖤🏴🔱 (@dawn_of_africa) February 14, 2022
— Rmd Tymlez 💙🔥💎 (@DumbaIddris) February 14, 2022
— Certified ♛ (@abdulmumin_8) February 14, 2022