We all think that Valentine's Day is all about showing the love, reds, pinks, purples and candied hearts, however, is that how everyone else celebrates? What do other people around the world do to celebrate Valentine's Day? Do they all plan romantic dates and give each other chocolates and flowers? It's interesting to see how everyone else does celebrate this holiday, since most people don't celebrate the holidays exactly the same. Wedding and Party Network is bringing you how every around the world celebrates Valentine's Day.
Brazil – They actually celebrate this holiday on June 12th and call it "Dias dos Namorados". Even though it's a different day, they still celebrate by exchanging flowers, presents and chocolates. It's actually celebrated on the 12th since the 13th is Saint Anthony's Day when single women perform "simpatias" or rituals in an effort to find a good boyfriend.
South Korea – On February 14th or White Day, the men give candy or gifts to the women. On April 14th, the women who didn't receive anything go to restaurants to eat black noodles to mourn the fact that they don't have a special love in their life. The 14th of just about every month represents love in some way, such as Kiss Day, Wine Day and Hug Day.
Slovenia – They celebrate this holiday on February 14th and focuses on the proverb, " St. Valentines bring the keys of roots". It is the day that they believe the flowers start growing, so farmers and vineyard workers work to plant seeds. It is also believed that they birds got married on this day. So, children traditionally make boats holding candles from wood and paper and send them downstream.
Japan – Instead of the guys showing love, it's the women who are expected to buy gifts. They buy chocolates for their closest friends, bosses and coworkers. However, that someone special in their life expects something more. On March 14th, the guys return the favor.
South Africa – They make Valentine's Day into a huge celebration. Week long parties, romantic dates and the observance of "Lupercalia" where you wear your lover's named pinned on your sleeve. What a great way to celebrate!
France – The people of France celebrate the same way that Americans do. However, they used to practice a custom called, "drawing for" Valentine's Day. Unmarried people would go into houses that faced each other and call out the window to pair off.
Everyone celebrates it in a slightly different way, however, it all revolves around love.