Of late, people have started questioning the necessity of various ‘days’ that have been given special significance by dedicating it to either family members or friends or lovers. The 2nd Sunday of May is celebrated as Mother’s day in India, while the 3rd Sunday of June is celebrated as Father’s day to commemorate the presence of our creators in our life. On a similar note, we have 1st Sunday of August dedicated to our chums and 14th February for our beloved – the latter being the most famous and most awaited by many – the Valentine’s Day. We have a long list of similar days – for your reference I have added the list at the end so that next time you do not forget – You are welcome ! 🙂
My primary grouse is that some people feel celebrating these days is redundant. They justify their stand by saying that they love their parents/friends/siblings/beloved and respect their contribution in their life – a fact known to everybody, so there is no need for a reminder – emotions count. Some ignore the significance by saying that they shower their love 365 days a year – they do not need a day to prove their love.
Dear people, neither am I doubting your love nor asking you to prove it. I am very sure that you have the greatest of affection for your dear ones and you love them to the moon and back. The main objective behind celebrating these days is : expression of love.
I know you love your parents or friends or beloved, but how many times have you said it to them? If you do say it, I respect you because you understand that love sometimes need expression. For people like me who are shy & reserved and rarely confess their love, these days serve as a fresh breeze for our relationship ,giving us a much needed opportunity to express what we feel for them, letting us keep our shyness aside because we know we are not alone in this. It obliges us to take a break from our fast paced life, sit back, and make beautiful moments with our dear ones – take them out for dinner or shopping, pamper them, make them feel special. With beautiful moments, I do not mean social media. Of course, you can proclaim you love, but do not restrict it only to that platform. It is a time for you to re-discover your relationship with your parents or siblings – strengthen the bond with your friends, explore and experience emotions you have never felt before with your beloved.
Some readers might think – love is all that matters. Why do I need to say it a zillion times?
I agree. Love is what matters at the end. But to bring freshness into your relationship, you need to express it. You don’t have to do it a zillion times, nobody expects that – but once a year would be a good start. Another point to ponder over is that this should not be a mechanical process – do not do it just for the heck of it. If you do not want to say it on that day, say it on some other day. But say it. People underestimate the importance of expression of love, but –
Sometimes loving is just not enough – you need to express .
You need to break your silence and appreciate the presence of the special person in your life.
Remember, how happy you are when you are appreciated at school or work – it makes your day – isn’t it ? Then make somebody else’s day too…
As promised, here is the list of the important days:
Disclaimer: The following days are celebrated in India. Some days might differ based on geographical location. The author do not claim the authenticity of the dates.
|1st January||Global Family Day|
|14th February||Valentine’s Day|
|2nd Sunday of February||World Marriage Day|
|8th March||World women’s Day|
|2nd Sunday of May||Mother’s Day|
|24th May||Brother’s Day|
|3rd Sunday of June||Father’s Day|
|13th June||World Roommate’s day|
|1st Sunday of August||World Friendship Day|
|2nd August||Sister’s Day|
|11th August||Son & Daughter’s Day|
|First Sunday after 5th September||Grandparents’ Day|
|19th November||World Men’s Day|
|23rd November||World Mother-in-law’s Day|