(AllHipHop News) As thoughts turn to flowers, chocolates, balloons, cards and romance with someone special for many people this weekend, Valentines Day will be just another day in the life for Omarion.
The former B2K frontman, whose music may supply the soundtrack for lovers on Sunday (Feb. 14), revealed that the special day of love is not on his radar. According to Omarion, holidays in general are not observed at all by him.
I actually dont celebrate any of the holidays, said the singer/actor, who cited spiritual reasons for his refusal to acknowledge the special days of the year. ..its more a spiritual thing. I have to go with my conscience. I just decided not involve myself in Pagan holidays.
Omarions views echo many who list Valentines Day, along with Christmas and Easter, as a holiday with pagan roots.
According to History.com, the official website of The History Channel, while some believe Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial which probably occurred around 270 A.D others claim that the Christian church may have decided to celebrate Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to ‘Christianize’ celebrations of the pagan Lupercalia festival.
The site further notes that in Roman times, February was regarded as a time of purification as well as the official beginning of Spring.
It wasnt until the Middle Ages when the day of romance concept for the middle of February took form. This was further enhanced by a common belief among those in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of the mating season for birds.
Omarions perception of holidays comes as he confessed to taking steps to become a Jehovahs Witness.
Despite classifying his denomination as being Christian, the entertainer expressed a desire to explore the other religion.
Ive been studying to be a Jehovah witness, he said. I am not baptized yet; so I cant technically call myself a Jehovah witness yet. But I have been studying.”
Musically, Omarion is focused on promoting his latest album, Ollusion. The album, which features rapper Gucci Mane and Marques Houston, comes as the singer replaced hip-hop choreographer Shane Sparks as a judge on the fifth season of MTVs Americas Best Dance Crew.