Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the world!
How to celebrate love? With romantic gestures, passionate declarations and symbolic gifts. You’d think that there is no need a special day for lovers to enjoy it. But someone has considered since Roman times as necessary to establish a special time to celebrate a sentiment that was born with humanity and even before. If you’re curious what happens every year on February 14, around the world, read our article… full of love!
February 4 in France
In Paris, the city of love, was sent the first valentine card. It is said that in 1415, Charles of Orleans, wrote the first Valentine greeting to his wife while he was imprisoned in the London Tower. The story is even more impressive as his wife Bonne died before he be released and returned home in France. Charles’s poetry begins, “Now Valentine’s Day / All-mate fate and heaven, / Only I remain lonely love…” From then until today, February 14, was kept the costume as lovers to send letters of love accompanied by flowers and small gifts.
February 14 in the UK
Each region of England has its specific traditions of Valentine, but a process is common: we loved sending valentine cards, flowers and chocolates. In Britain, children are not forgotten on February 14. There is a habit that children go from house to house, crooning special songs instead receive candy, fruit or money.
February 14 in United States
Americans are “guilty” to promote Valentine’s Day around the world and “happiness” traders everywhere. It all started with cards sent in love and Valentine’s Day has grown during the Civil War when the cards have diversified and became more colorful. Today, February 14th, lovers proclaim their love with flowers, chocolates, fluffy teddy bears, hearts, cushions, frames, vases, cups, balloons and all sorts of other trinkets.
February 14 in China
On February 14, in China, nothing romantically happens, at least not in an organized form. That’s the day love is celebrated here, according to the Chinese calendar, on the 7th day of 7th month of Chinese calendar, specifically on August 7, and is called suggestively “Seven Day”. On this day, lovers tend to take a red thread, symbol of the bond which unites and knotted it around their little fingers.
February 14 in Denmark
Valentine’s Day in Denmark, there is usually to send snowdrops pressured friends. In addition, men send to woman “gaekkebrev” (a funny letter). “Gaekkebrev” is a romantic letter or even the sender lyrics devised. The funny thing is that instead of the love sign, put dots … one point for each letter of the name, and the lucky addressee has to guess his identity.
February 14 in Scotland
Valentine’s Day in Scotland is celebrated in a festival attended by an equal number of women and men without mates. Each participant in the festival must write their name on a note that bring it in a hat… one for men and one for women. Depending on behalf of each participant from hat extracted form occasional couples… or not. At the end of the festival, all women receive gifts from the organizers and a chance at a magical story of love.
February 14 in Japan
On February 14 or “White Day” as it is called in Japan Valentine’s Day, Japanese celebrate Valentine’s chocolate house preparing to sweeten their boyfriends. Men in turn, loved the house filled with flowers. In Japan, there are “reverse”. Bachelors and “bachelorette” celebrate their loneliness on April 14 in “Black Day”.
February 14 in Finland
On February 14 in Finland is known as “Ystavanpaiva”, “Friend Day”. So not only pairs in Finland celebrates this day. In this day are valued that everyone close to harbor a deep sense of love: family, love and friends.