Celebrating Valentine’s Day 2 years into pandemic


Lindsey Lazcano

Roses are a Valentine’s Day favorite.

Lindsey Lazcano, Reporter

The day of love has comea day, usually spent with loved ones, has been slowed down if not put to a stop in the past two years.

¨I love Valentine’s Day because it is a special day which you can speed with your partner or friends when you go out and give gifts,¨ junior Diego Ruiz said.

Many think it is better to stay safe.

¨I’m going to stay at home by myself and I will wait until the COVID cases decrease to celebrate with my friends and family,¨ senior Andrea Holguín said.

It is better to prevent sickness and wait.

¨I think that COVID has changed my Valentine’s Day because I was planning to go out with my friend, but we have to cancel,¨ Holguín said. 

This day is going to force people to be more creative to have a special day.

¨We have to think of good ideas, I am planning to have a picnic with my girlfriend so as not to be close to other people and this day does not go unnoticed,¨ Ruiz said.

People are spending more money buying gifts online and having dinners at home.

¨Me and my boyfriend are planning to order from Uber eats and stay at home watching movies,¨ senior Ximena Calzada said. 

For others, Valentine’s Day is not just about gifts and letters.

“This day is more about the good intentions of people and the love they have for others, so Valentine’s Day isn’t that important because it is something that we can demonstrate every day, and it doesn’t depend just on gifts,” Holguín said.