Today, the world will gear up to celebrate the ‘day of love’. The love couples will be seen hovering around the streets, with romance in their eyes. But, do you think everyone believes in celebrating Valentine’s Day?
A lot of Indians don't believe in celebrating Valentine’s Day, which falls on February 14, and think "the most romantic day of the year" should be treated like any other day, reveals a survey.
The survey was conducted online by www.shaadi.com, a matchmaking service, with over 8,200 responses from Indians (married/unmarried) aged between 20-35 years.
When men and women were asked "Which day do they look forward to the most", 61 percent said, "Own birthday/anniversary", followed by 36 percent who said, "New Year's Day" and 3 percent who said Valentine's Day, read a statement.
When asked "Do you believe in celebrating Valentine's Day?", 68 percent said "No" and 32 percent said "Yes".
To further understand the reason behind Valentine's Day celebrations losing its charm, millennials were asked "Why do you not celebrate Valentine's Day?" and 55 percent said, "It is over-hyped", 28 percent said, "Every day is Valentine's Day with my special someone", 17 percent said "Too crowded to step out".
When asked "Do you think Valentine’s Day should be treated like any other day?", 67 percent said "Yes" and 33 percent said "No". "
"The way Valentine's Day is celebrated has changed over the years. Especially in the recent times, it has become increasingly commercialised and hence, the charm is now lost for some people," said Shaadi.com's CEO Gourav Rakshit.
(with IANS inputs)