Valentine’s Day isn’t all about chocolate and flowers around the world. Find out how the holiday is celebrated in rest of the world.
Germans enjoy heart-shaped ginger cookies with romantic messages written in icing on valentine’s day.
In South Korea, women give chocolate to the men in their lives on Valentine’s Day ,receiving presents in return on White Day a month later.
In Japan Women give the chocolates on Valentine’s Day .They give gifts to men instead of the other way around .A popular gift is honmei-choco, a homemade chocolate. Men return the gesture on March 14, known as White Day.
Men give women white chocolate and other white gifts as a sign of their affection.
Italy celebrates Valentine’s Day as a lovers-only holiday.Baci Perugina chocolates, are popular valentine gift ,which have a romantic message written inside the foil.“‘Baci’ means ‘kiss’ in Italian,”. “When they exchange the Baci Perugina- they’re exchanging kisses.
In Ghana, Feb 14 is celebrated as the “National Chocolate Day.”
The United Kingdom also started the tradition of giving roses on Valentine’s Day, which is the favorite of the Roman goddess of love, Venus.
Argentinians –devote an entire week in July to the festival of love, calling it ‘Sweetness week’. Between the 13th and 20th, lovers exchange kisses for candy, and finish up the week of celebrations with a friendship day as well.
As St. Valentine is one of the patron saints of spring. In Slovenia, February 14, is considered a prime day for working in the fields for the New Year. Slovenians typically celebrate romance a month later, on St. Gregory’s Day, which falls on March 12.
In the Philippines, Valentine’s Day is the time when many young couples marry in an event sponsored by the government as a form of public service.
Bulgaria celebrates Valentine’s Day in its own style. On 14 February, San Trifon Zartan is celebrated in Bulgaria, which means “day of winemakers”. Young and old couples celebrate their love with a glass of wonderful local wine.
February 14 is also a popular day to get engaged in Finland and Estonia . Estonia has an interesting tradition for single people—they can take a ride on the Love Bus in hopes of meeting someone special.
These countries also celebrate February 14,as Friend’s Day. Cards and gifts are given to friends .
In South African, Valentine’s day celebrate the day of love with chocolates, flowers, and candlelit dinners in romantic locations.
What country banned Valentine’s Day?
Pakistan, however, is not the only country that has banned its people from celebrating Valentine’s Day. Officials and clerics in Indonesia have banned and rejected the idea of Valentine’s Day saying they it is not part of Islamic culture.
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