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Today is Singles Appreciation Day: It's blessing to be a single
Today, a day after Valentine's Day, genuine opposers of the celebrations because of its commercial aspects and to assert the value of being single, are observing the Singles Appreciation Day (SAD).

Many singletons often call Valentine's Day a 'Hallmark Holiday' because of its commercialization. As a singleton points out that Valentine's Day sucks and is really a conspiracy thought up by Hallmark to make single people feel like second class citizens.

"In response to the huge push by retailers for us to buy all of their candy, flowers and greeting cards, February 15 has been declared Singles Awareness Day! This is the day that all of the single people can proudly stand up and show that it is OKAY to be single!," declares 'www.singlesawareness.com' web site. With a break from commercialism and to honour one's single existence, the support for SAD is growing every year, claims the web site.

The SAD is meant to treat and give oneself a gift to on February 15 to assert “I love me”. It is to acclaim that being single is a blessing and a great reason to have fun. The colour for celebration of SAD is green instead of red reserved for the romantic couples. On SAD, single people gather to commiserate their happy single status.

Thus, in a way, SAD serves as an alternative to Valentine's Day for people who are single, that is, not involved in a romantic relationship. Some people observe SAD do so out of spite for Valentine's Day because of commercialization of the noble feeling of love and human emotions. On this day many people subscribing for SAD, wear green, as it is considered to be the opposite of red colour signifying Valentine’s Day.

"I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day," writes lyricist Lenore Diane in her poem 'Cupid Rhymes with Stupid'. And, there are many in the world who are proud of their singleton status and assert that one has not necessarily be in relationship to enjoy life.

Thus, in a way, SAD serves as an alternative to Valentine's Day for people who are single, that is, not involved in a romantic relationship. Some people observe SAD and do so out of spite for Valentine's Day because of commercialization of the noble feeling of love.

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