PV Desk : Valentine’s Day, also dubbed the Saint Valentine’s Day or the feast of Saint Valentine, is celebrated annually on February 14.
The celebrations started around the 14 Century as a Western Christian feast day honouring one or more early saints named Valentinus and it has become a globally a recognised ceremony with cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance.
It is characterised by offering gifts to the loved ones and often people wear red that means already in love for two people.
However, several other colours are worn, each with a given meaning or a message.
For instance, green means I am waiting, blue means Love applicants invited, Black mean proposal rejected, White meaning sorry, I am already reserved and orange, one is going to propose.
Others include pink which means proposal accepted, yellow for those who have broken-up, brown for broken hearts and purple or grey for those who are not interested in relationships.
Some catholic devotees say they will choose Church over fun
Paul Kamya a Catholic from Kamwokya said: “I will start my Lent with Fasting. God first, before anything.”
He added that he will on Friday, take his mother, whom he has chosen for his valentine, for a date and surprise her with a gift.
And for Samalie Kazibwe, a Catholic and a trader in Kikuubo, a business centre in Kampala: “I love Jesus Christ for he has blessed me this long. I can only emulate him with endurance through fasting. I will fast on Valentine’s Day.”