commercial establishments hype these things to sell their merchandise and then they laugh away to the bank.
Many couples who keep fighting everyday but on this day splurge to show their love.
There are many children who humiliate their parents everyday, but on mother's and father's day bring them gifts, and treat them.
What do you prefer.....long term respect and love or one day of king size life?
Do we really need these days to affirm our love ?
To me day today behaviour matters more than these one day affiliations..yes if normally everyone behaves well then these pampering also bring a meaning to life, otherwise parroting them is useless...
Everyday is valentine day if my husband loves me , and takes care of me.
Everyday is mother's day if my children love me and respect me and are not rude to me.
Since day to day caring is difficult thing to most people they take the support of these symbolic celebrations to ease their conscience.
And when the whole country was busy with MNIK and SRK....terrorist striked at their will at Pune....it is so very sad and frustrating to see that if a film is disturbed, whole county is moved to action and when there are so many lives are stake we are not active...as the threat was already there, what was our administration doing? looking after SRK,his family and movie....why cant we mobilise the common man for some good causes..atleast against terrorism which affects the common man most?
I just hope that better sense prevails and none say now..Pakistan is a great neighbour..Peace will not come with closing our eyes to the reality, but with accepting the reality .Here is a good letter to SRK