14 traditions on Valentine’s Day from around the world

Interesting options for celebrating Valentine’s day.

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

And it’s not just flowers and chocolates, informs Rus.Media.

Germany

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

You will not find cute little cards in the shape of a heart in German schools. In Germany Valentine’s Day is aimed only at adults. This is purely a holiday for adults. You will also be surprised when you will see a large number of pigs in this romantic day, because this animal is a symbol of good luck and wishes. Couples give each other figures and paintings of pigs, and even a chocolate pig. While chocolate is the dessert of Americans on Valentine’s Day, the Germans eat ginger cookies in heart shape with romantic message written in the icing.

South Korea

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

Men make most of the gifts on Valentine’s Day in the United States, but in South Korea, by contrast, women give chocolate to their men. A month later, White day, men return the gifts, giving candy. But this is not the end – single friends sometimes gather on a rainy day, which is celebrated on April 14 to eat black noodles.

Japan

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

Women give chocolate to men on Valentine’s Day in Japan. There are a few nuances. Staff and classmates expect “obligatory chocolate” (giri choco). But the women maintain the “feeling chocolate” (honmei choco), which is much more expensive because it is often prepared at home for their loved ones. Of course, women don’t miss such treats. If they don’t want to wait a month to answer them in return for White day, 14 February, they can please themselves jibun Chaco.

Italy

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

Unlike many countries, where classmates and family exchange cards, Italy celebrates Valentine’s Day as a holiday just for lovers. Chocolate brand Baci Perugina, have a romantic message written inside the foil, and they are the most popular gift on this day. “Baci” means “kiss” in Italian language. When lovers exchange a small box of chocolates with a taste of hazelnut, then parallel, they exchange kisses.

Denmark

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

Instead of red roses, snowdrops are a popular flower choice for Valentine’s Day in Denmark. Danish men also sometimes send women funny poems called gaekkebrev, signed anonymously by an ellipsis. If the recipient can guess who sent him the letter, he, later, will give the sender an Easter egg.

France

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

Being the city of love, Paris is a popular destination for couples on Valentine’s Day. Some people believe that it is the capital of the world on Valentine’s Day. Couples used to attach a lock to Pont des Arts to “lock their love on the bridge and throw the key into the Seine river. However, after a large number of locks, which could cause a violation of the bridge, they were lifted in 2015, and the bridge railing is replaced by such, which it is difficult to attach the lock. But the lovers still locks attached to other bridges in Paris. Paris is not the only French city for romance. Every year on Valentine’s Day Valentine’s day the village holds a festival and it is decorated with flowers. During this day, people conduct weddings, renew marriage promises, and plant trees to honor love. The French couple also share beautiful love notes, which are called cartes d ‘ amities.

Mexico

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

February 14 is not just a holiday for couples in Mexico, because this day is also known as the Day of love and friendship. Balloons, flowers, stuffed animals and cards help to show love and affection among couples and just Platonic friends.

China

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

Valentine’s day is becoming increasingly popular in China, but the Qixi festival is often called “Chinese Valentine’s Day”. It is celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month in the Chinese calendar, which usually falls on August – women traditionally pray to find good men or to good skills in sewing. Now, however, this day is more similar to the Western Valentine’s day.

Finland and Estonia

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

Single people should not feel alone in Finland and Estonia, where Valentine’s Day is called “friend Day.” Cards and gifts show that people value the friendship, but romantic love also has a place. In Estonia the trip on the “love bus” allows singles to find your mate and feel the romance.

Slovenia

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

In Slovenia, this holiday is not very nice and shrouded in romance, but Valentine there is known as a patron of spring. When the plants begin to grow, people can return to work in the fields. Since the beginning of the mating season, the tradition also says that field birds “marry” it on February 14. Anyone who wants to see it, have to walk barefoot through the fields where the ground is usually still frozen. But love is still not lost – the Day of St. Gregory, which is celebrated on 12 March, gives couples the opportunity to celebrate your romance.

Peru

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

Instead of roses, the Peruvians usually exchanging orchids that are native plants to Peru for Valentine’s Day.

Czech Republic

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

Valentine’s day is usually associated with typical this holiday with romantic dinners and gifts in viglyad roses and chocolates in the Czech Republic. But the main day of love in the country is may 1st, when lovers kiss under the cherry trees for happiness and good health.

Israel

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

14 February, Israel is not considered a big holiday, but an ancient Jewish ceremony Tu B’av is very similar to Valentine’s Day. It is held in the summer, and carries the meaning “about love and rebirth”. Israelis celebrate romantic love with flowers and sweets in the shape of a heart.

Brazil

14 традицій на День Святого Валентина зі всього світу

Instead of celebrating Valentine’s Day, Brazilians celebrate Saint Anthony, the patron of marriage and Dating, which святкують12 June. Yesterday evening single women write men’s names on pieces of paper, and then stack them. In the morning they choose one of the papers to see how they will call their future husbands.

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