Well, as I read this, it actually is into the 15th, so the answer "neither" would apply. Lots of interesting comments, to which I will add my own...
And as one person mentioned, it is all about commerce, no matter what they would have you think it means. It acts to isolate those already lonely, by making them feel a failure for being alone at the moment. In college, I had several friends who nicknamed the 14th as "the Dark holiday." Too many twiterpated people. *shutter* For me, though, it is a dark reminder as well.
14 Feb 2000-I went to work that day, but spent it worried about my paternal grandmother, who was in the hospital. When I got off work, I drove to the hospital, and spent the remainder of the evening there. I was standing at the foot of the hospital bed when she passed away twelve minutes after midnight, on the 15th, only a few days shy of she and my grandfather's 54th wedding anniversary.
I hope it was a good one for you all.
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