Does anyone above the age of elementary school actually celebrate this thing? I mean if your inclined to date, shtup or purchase flowers and chocolate, you don't need to wait for Valentine's Day to do it. Until 1969, the Catholic Church formally recognized eleven Valentine's Days. That's a lot of Valentine's. It must have been a way for the church to make sure Catholics made more Catholics.
While pretty secular these days, this was seen as some sort of Christian thing way back when so the Jews and Muslims don't have Valentine's Day as part of their religious traditions. Though, the way they fight over that shit hole in the Middle East they should invent a group holiday. They could call it Victim's Day and each year the
Arabs (and Persians!) and Israelis can gather together in one big circle and have a victim off as they go on and on about how they are being oppressed and what's more their oppression is the greatest, biggest, most oppresive oppression ever in the whole wide world. Hey, it's better than the year round celebration they generally do.