Valentine’s Day occurs every February 14. All over the candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. This is an annual festival to celebrate romantic love, friendship and admiration. Couples send Valentine's Day cards and flowers and spend special time together to honour their love for each other.
South Ural State University traditionally celebrates St. Valentine’s Day. From February 8 to February 12, there was Valentine’s Mail Room 374 in the main building of the university, where students could leave their confessions of love. On February 12 all love letters were delivered to the addressees by «angels».
“We celebrate Valentine’s Day every year as it is a wonderful holiday; love is in the air, streets and shops are decorated with hearts and flowers, and millions of people present each other chocolate and send love letters. Our international students really like this event. They participate in all of the contests, and send their friends and teachers valentines. For us, this holiday is one more opportunity to gather all together,” says Dina Valeeva, the Supervisor of the Sociocultural Adaptation Centre.
Also the Centre for Sociocultural Adaptation organised Special Speaking Club for SUSU international students named “My Perfect Date”. In the Speaking Club all the conversations are only in Russian for students practising the language. They gather every week, discuss different topics and try not to switch to their native languages. Meetings in the Speaking Club take place in small groups of up to 10 people, so that every guest feels comfortable and can express his opinion on the topic. On February 11 the students discussed the most important and interesting topic for every person - love. On February 12 CSA and students continue the celebrations by going to the cinema and watching the animated cartoon “Soul”.
Sure, chocolates and roses are nice for the holiday, and a romantic date-night on the town may be the standard, but our international students have some pretty unique ways of spending their Valentine's Day. Whether you're in a relationship or going stag, here's some 'out of the chocolate box' ideas for how you can make this day a bit more special:
- Homemade Tasty Treats. The best way to show your care and love is to cook and decorate cookies. Cookies in the shape of heart or decoration of a gingerbread with hearts will be great for dinner. The recipe may be your family secret or take any from the Internet. The main thing here is the time you spend together.
- Movie Night. There are lots of romantic movies that can make your Valentine’s Day special and bright. Or maybe you have videos from holidays with your significant other. Why not to watch them and remember all the emotions you had during those holidays?
- Will You Be My ... Volunteer? There are many organizations in any area that could use an extra set of hands. Before your romantic dinner, bring your valentine to do an act of service.
- Be Active. If you are sport-lovers, St. Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to try something new and do sport together. Maybe a new kind of yoga or a training for couples in a gym will give you both inspiration for new achievements in sport.
- Gifts on a Budget. Make a mix of songs that are special to the two of you. Create a photo album or scrapbook using your favorite photos together. Or, just spend quality time together while doing homework and split free chocolates.
South Ural State University congratulates with this wonderful holiday and wishes everybody to love, be loved and appreciate every moment you spend with your special one.
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