More than 2,000 people have signed a petition asking the federal government to scrap Valentine’s day altogether.
The petition has been signed by more than 200,000 Americans.
It asks for a date of Valentine’s to be moved to a new day of the week, and to recognize the importance of honoring the dead, rather than celebrating the present.
“This holiday celebrates the importance and joy of life, and we hope that we can make a difference by honoring the legacy of those who have made a difference in our communities,” said the petition.
“Instead of celebrating Valentine’s, let’s honor those who made the greatest impact on our lives,” the petition says.
The date of the holiday has also been the subject of controversy.
On Valentine’s night, there was a big push for a new date, but in 2018, President Donald Trump decided against moving the date to February 25.
In 2017, a petition for a “Day Without Violence” petition garnered nearly 10,000 signatures, and in 2016, a similar petition garnered over 100,000.