Happy St. Valentine’s Day
Today is Valentine’s Day and typically it is a time for us to show those we love how much they mean to us. Some are showered with red roses, teddy bears and romantic dinners, whereas others may do it a little different.
We have researched traditions from around the world to do with romance and love, and some certainly are very interesting.
- In Ghana, February 14th is celebrated as the “National Chocolate Day”.
- Wales celebrates its day of love on January 25th, which is called the “day of San Dwynwen”. On the day, lovers exchange unique and beautifully handcrafted wooden spoons to each other.
- Estonia celebrates friendship day known as “Sobrapaev”. This amazing festival includes everyone, from couples to singles.
- Legend has it that St. Brigid and St. Patrick made a deal where women could propose to their reluctant beaux on 29th February. So why not propose this year ladies?
- Japan does it quite differently on February 14th. Women buy gifts and chocolates for their male companions or lovers. Men can’t return gifts until March 14th, which is called the “White Day”.
- In South Africa, on February 14th, women pin the names of their love interest on their shirtsleeves, allowing men to learn the identity of their secret admirers.
Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day!