02/10/2011 11:47 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Up Yours, Valentine's Day! 10 Other Things to Celebrate Instead


You know how it goes. If you're in a relationship on Valentine's Day, you feel that enormous pressure to commemorate your year-round love for your partner on one single, officially sanctioned day in some officially sanctioned way. And if you're not in a relationship, you sit alone in your apartment wearing nothing but a bathrobe and a pair of underwear that dates back to when people used pagers, eating the spaghetti you heated up on the radiator straight out of the can and waiting for the observation of this hellish love-themed holiday to end.

Well, now you don't have to live in between these two unsavory extremes. Lots of other things in history happened on February 14th, and it's just as valid to pay homage to them as it is to Cupid. So find the Valentine's alternative that's right for you and reclaim the day!

Up Yours, Valentine's Day! Ten Other Things to Celebrate on February 14th.