The minor feast of Valentine's Day intervenes between Super Sunday and Oscar Night, which is a lengthy evening banquet, also requiring the gathering of a household congregation before the television set, but with more elegant finger foods and wine.
Observe these two feasts, and ask yourself, “Why do so many people both celebrate these events and complain about them?”
Use the comments section of this page to explain what is wrong with them as events.
What works and what does not work in the manner in which they are presented?
What could most obviously be done to make them better?
Once we have observed these pagan rituals, let us see if some of our presentation judgments are applicable to our Christian liturgies.