Monday, December 17, 2012

Valentine's Day Traditions: Customs Around the World

Valentine's Day is now recognized through most of the world as a day to honor those you love. For everyone there's a special and unique to express, to memorize, to share their love and expectations, also in different countries the celebrating ways of the Valentine's day is also various and interesting…

Valentine Kewpie doll

Valentine's Day In France: Basically it's the man to do some romantic actions for his lady, while women do not have to worry too much…

Valentine's Day In Britain: In most occasions it's men to present gifts to women. In the United Kingdom, there are respondents who indicated that they had sent mangos, handcuffs and sweet donuts to their secret admirers.

Valentine's Day In South Korea: Women will accustomed to give chocolates to men, and more chocolates the man received that indicates the man owned more popularity.

Valentine's Day In Japan: Japan is no stranger to Valentine's Day. Here, the women traditionally buy chocolates for the men on February 14th. Then, one month later on March 14th, the men return the favor and buy chocolates for the women that remembered them in February. March 14th is called The White Day and traditionally the chocolate given is white in color.

two love heartValentine's Day In Italy: Baci ("kisses") are a popular Valentine's Day gift in Italy. Each chocolate & hazelnut treat is wrapped in a love note translated into a few languages.The most special custom in Italy is against unmarried women, who will get up early on Valentine's Day and standing on the window in silence, looking forward to see the man first appeared in front her, in their belief the man first past through the window the girl stopped is just her prospective husband and he will marry her in one year.

Valentine's Day In Brazil: That time (February 14) it's just in the period of the Rio carnival in Brazil. In fact, the lover date in Brazil is June 12. As with many celebrations in Brazil, the Day of the Enamored is celebrated in colorful style with festivals and dancing. It is also on this day that couples exchange gifts or give flowers and cards to one another.

Valentine's Day In Mexico: Mexicans celebrate Día de San Valentín (St. Valentine's Day) on February 14th just like the U.S. The Valentine's Day in Mexico is a day to express friendship and love, so no matter men or women in Mexico will all give gifts to their friends who used to give them a hand.

The Legend Of Love
The men of Mexico have another special way of showing their affection to the women in their lives. In the evening, they show up at the home of their girlfriend with a mariachi band or trio of singers who serenade the girl with 2 or 3 romantic songs while standing beneath her window.

Valentine's Day In China: In China, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, the Chinese celebrate the "Qixi Festival". It should be noted that gift giving in the traditional American sense is not part of this holiday for the Chinese. However during this festival devoted to love, there are several charming customs.

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