Who says February is the only season for love?
With a lot of girls walking around the campus with roses in their hands, it’s not hard to wonder if Valentine’s Day has come early this year.
Apparently, it has. UST experienced yet an early Valentine’s treat as SCARLET, the sole Filipino and Chinese Multi-Cultural Organization of the University of Santo Tomas, celebrated the Chinese Valentine’s Day on August 15, Monday by giving roses not only to the members of the organization but to other students as well.
According to SCARLET External PRO Regina Lim, It has been the tradition of the SCARLET family to celebrate such event by giving roses to its members and other students.
“Red roses for girls and white roses for guys.” Lim said.
Chinese Valentine’s Day, according to Lim, is celebrated every year on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month of the Chinese calendar.
Lim further explained that the celebration of the said event is traced back to a story in Chinese History when a fairy or a daughter of an emperor fell in love with a man. Her father, in disagreement with the relationship, decided to break them up and only allowed the two to meet once a year and that is on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month.
“I was in the Tan Yan Kee lobby when a random guy handed me a rose. It made my day.” says a Commerce student who was randomly given a rose by a member of the said organization.
Celebrating its 50th founding year this year, SCARLET is a recognized university-wide organization open to the Filipino-Chinese students in the university.
By Bianca Cuaresma