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Unique Customs for Valentine's Day in Different Countries
Unique Customs for Valentine's Day in Different Countries

China

It is quite special for Chinese people on Valentine's Day that couples will go to the temple together to pray for their love and bring back a branch of white lily. With the concept that whoever's flower wilts first, that person loves the other less.

In fact, the Day of the Dead, which takes place on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, is actually the Valentine's Day of this country. This holiday originates from the legendary love story of the couple Nguu Lang - Zhi Nu, who are only allowed to meet once a year on July 7. See also: 8 unique traditional customs during the Qixi Festival in China

Couples who love each other take this day as a day to show their love to their loved ones. While singles will prepare fruit in the hope of finding love in the future, couples in love pray for happiness and prosperity.

Australia

Unique Customs for Valentine's Day in Different Countries
Valentine in Australia

In the country of kangaroos, Valentine is a great occasion to express your feelings to someone you love. The gift of family members or friends to each other is usually a small greeting card. Even bachelors give each other Valentine's gifts.

On Valentine's Day in Australia, giving flowers to the woman you love has become a tradition. Red roses are very popular, but men often choose bouquets of different colors and beauty that they think women like most than roses.

In addition to chocolates and flowers, there are also some pretty special gifts such as marriage certificates or things associated with two people's memories with lovely Valentine wishes and love symbols.

South Korea

Not only February 14, for the land of kimchi, they celebrate Valentine's Day for their beloved on the 14th of every month. These days have their own names such as April Dark Day, May Rose Day, June Kiss Day, December Hug Day.

A special day with its own culture is April 14 - Black Valentine's Day or Valentine's Day for singles. On this April 14, singles will gather together to enjoy jajamyeon black noodles.

Japan

Unlike Valentine's Day in other countries, Valentine's Day in Japan is an opportunity for girls to express their love for boys. Japanese women are known to be shy and shy, so February 14 is their chance to show their love. And on March 14, it is called White Valentine's Day, men will give gifts to women if they have feelings.

Women in this country give chocolates to their male colleagues and normal close boyfriends. This gift is called giri choko (meaning polite chocolate) to show respect.

The Japanese use chocolate to give to the people they love like parents, friends, and brothers. In Japan, there is a separate production of chocolates for each recipient such as Kire Chocolate and Giri Chocolate for friends and relatives. For lovers, they give each other Chocolate Honmei.

Israel

Unique Customs for Valentine's Day in Different Countries
Valentine’s Day in Israel

Valentine’s Day in Israel is not the same kind of celebration as it is in North America in Europe, however, it has gained popularity and is celebrated more in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem with a variety of parties, concerts and special romantic dinners on February 14, 2023. In Israel, there is another day that celebrates loved call Tu B’Av that takes place in the summer months, this year on August 2, 2023, which means there are two dates to celebrate love in Israel.

In the old days women would wear white dresses and dance in the vineyard, where the boys were waiting for them. In current Israeli culture, this is the day to confess, propose, and give each other cards or flowers.

Germany

In Germany, this day is called Valentinstag. However, there are a few special customs that include the image of a pig - a symbol of good luck and desire. Pig ornaments are found all over Germany.

In addition, the Germans also make oversized gingerbread cookies with a love message on top as a way to express their feelings to their loved ones.

France

The Feast of Saint Valentine in France takes place from February 12-14, also known as the Love Village when the space here is as romantic as in the movies: The house is decorated with roses, the trees are attached with words. Wishing love, couples will also plant a love tree for themselves on this day.

Couples will spend time with their other half and do the things they love like enjoying a romantic dinner, watching movies together, going for a walk.

Scotland

In Scotland there is a party for unmarried people on Valentine's Day.

On this holiday, each single person will write someone's name on a piece of paper and then throw them into two hats, one with the names of the boys, the other with the names of the girls. The girls will take turns picking up a piece of paper and the name they catch will be the one to go out with Valentine.

UK

The UK is one of the first countries to introduce Valentine's Day. And this country celebrates Valentine's Day like no other.

The traditional British gift for this Valentine's Day is not chocolate or roses, but silver spoons carved in the shape of a key, which represent the opening of the other's loving heart.

Lovers believe that locking a red heart-shaped padlock on the bridge of love and throwing the key into the river bed will help "lock up" their love. Therefore, the key image comes from England, becoming a symbol of love, on Valentine's Day in many countries around the world today. Up to now, the key symbol has spread to France, Korea, Hungary...

Wales

Unlike other countries' Valentine's Day, the people of Wales celebrate Valentine's Day on January 25, called Saint Dwynwen's Day. On this day, couples exchange ornately carved wooden spoons, known as "Spoons of Love". This is a traditional ritual that lovers give to their loved ones, originating in the 16th century.

Italy

According to an ancient custom, on Valentine's Day men will prepare the most beautiful carriage with their lover for a walk.

They gave each other a very special chocolate on this occasion called "Baci Perugini", a chestnut chocolate wrapped in foil with famous love verses, confessions or love messages.

Besides flowers and chocolate, Italians also give other very expensive gifts to their women such as perfume, diamond jewelry. Reference: Valentine's gifts 2019 make the 12 zodiac signs fall in love

Every year on Valentine's Day, the city of Verona, Italy, home of the author Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare lives, receives about 1000 letters sent to commemorate the love of Romeo and Juliet.

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USA

Valentine's Day in the US is quite special and has different points from Valentine's Day in other countries. On this day, couples in love give each other heart-shaped candies of different colors instead of chocolates.

They not only give greeting cards to their loved ones, but also give them to close family members, friends, and classmates. This is the outstanding difference in Valentine's Day in the US.

Brazil

Unique Customs for Valentine's Day in Different Countries
Valentine in Brzil

Brazilians celebrate their own Valentine's Day called Dia do Namorados on June 12. The next day is Saint Anthony's Day, the patron saint of marriage. Single girls will perform the Simpatias ritual or sympathize with the hope that they will get married next year.

On the eve of the festival of Valentine's Day, girls often write boys' names on pieces of paper. They believe that whatever name they catch the next day will be the name of the person they will marry or at least the person they will hang out with on Valentine's Day.

Czech Republic

In recent years, Valentine's Day has become popular in the Czech Republic, but lovers in this country still have their own traditional Valentine's Day on May 1.

During this time, many couples will make a pilgrimage to the statue of poet Karel Hynek Macha in Petrin Park and exchange a kiss under the cherry tree with the meaning of bringing good luck for the new year. Learn more Facts about Valentine's Day 14/2 not everyone knows

Romania

Unique Customs for Valentine's Day in Different Countries
Valentine in Romania

The Romanian Valentine's Day, called Dragobete, also known as the Birds' Engagement Day, takes place on February 24.

This is a combination of Valentine's Day with the celebration of spring. The boys and girls go to the forest to pick flowers, then wash their faces with snow to wish for health and happiness.

Estonian

A special thing in Estonia (Northern Europe) is that Valentine's Day called Sobrapaev is considered "Day of Friendship".

At this time, the street is decorated with heart-shaped balloons… Family members or friends can go out on this day.

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