One way to celebrate this day with a heart shaped cake to share with your love.
Lover's Day is observed on April 23rd as a day to celebrate your love for your significant other. It may have originated from St. George's Day, which is celebrated in some European countries, or it may have been started by someone who missed Valentines Day and wanted a do-over.
Did you miss Valentine’s day? Want another reason to celebrate the one you love? Lover’s day is a holiday for you! Celebrated on April 23, Lover’s Day is a day to celebrate the one you love and show them how much they mean to you. While most couples celebrate their love everyday, this holiday is to give some of them an extra push to show the one they love how much they mean to them. This holiday isn’t as commercialized as Valentine’s Day, so you and your loved one can celebrate in whatever way you wish. Some examples include a homemade gift, a picnic, or simply making them their favorite dish for dinner. Whichever way you wish to show your love for the special person in your life is the best way to celebrate this holiday.
Different Types of Love
The Ancient Greeks believed that there are seven different types of love that a person may experience in their lifetime. Ranging from physical to spiritual these types of love cover any type of love you may feel towards your significant other.
Eros: Love of the body.
This is the type of love that is mainly physical. The name comes from the Greek God Eros, who was the God of love and desire. Eros is the inspiration for modern day cupid and often shot arrows into the hearts of Gods and mortals without warning. The Greeks often feared this unexpected love because it was the most dangerous and unpredictable.
Philia: Love of the mind
Philia is the most sincere of all the types of love. This is the kind of love you have for a friend or close relative. This platonic love was more cherished than Eros. This love happens when two people with the same ideals and values find each other and reciprocate their mutual respect for each other.
Ludus: Playful Love
Experiencing ludus is considered the beginning stage of love. This is the flirting stage of love often containing laughter and dancing. This is the most child-like and fun of all the types of love. Most modern romances consist of this love for a long time or often do not go past this stage.
Pragma: Long Standing Love
This is the highest form of love. Pragma is the type of love that develops over a long period of time and contains commitment and compromise. This type of love grows slowly over time and requires two lovers who have been together for a long time. Instead of falling in love this type of love is considered standing in love because the lovers involved have proved their commitment over many years.
Agape: Love of the Soul
Instead of love for another person this love is love for humanity. It is the closest a person can possibly get to performing unconditional love. This is the love you give without expecting anything in return as seen by doing acts of charity. This love allows us to connect with people of a variety of different backgrounds.
Philautia: Love of the self
This love is divided into two different types of love. The first is selfish and narcissistic and the other is a healthy love for the self. It can be a fine line to determine which kind of love you are performing but this love is very needed in a relationship. We can only give love to our significant other when we first give love to ourselves.
Storge: Love of the Child
Storge is the most natural of the loves. This is the love a parent feels for their child. Parents love their children unconditionally and accept the person for who they are. Best friends can also feel this type of love for one another. This love entails forgiveness and sacrifice and makes the receiver feel comfortable and safe.
Another way to show your love is with a special homemade gift. Your significant other will appreciate the time and effort and the result of your easy homemade gift.