Ghanaians today, join people around the world to celebrate st Valentine’s Day. Also known Feast of Saint Valentine, the day is celebrated every February 14, although not observed as a public holiday in any country.
The day began as a liturgical celebration of an early Christian saint named Valentinus. The day is recognised as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance in many regions around the world.
The celebration is mostly characterised by the wearing of red and white clothes by celebrants.
In Ghana, the day is designated National Chocolate Day, purposely for the eating of chocolate made in Ghana as part of efforts to promote made in Ghana goods.
On this day, night clubs, drinking bars and other public places of entertainment are filled to capacity while some churches also use the occasion to organize marriage seminars for their members and counselling sessions for the youths.