Valentine’s Day is dedicated to the memory of St. Valentine and celebrated with joy in many countries around the world. It is a truly international festal day on which people profess their love and express gratitude to teachers, friends, parents, or any person who is dear to them. The customs and the way of celebrations associated with the Valentine’s Day differ from place to place and from tradition to tradition because of social and cultural differences. Here are some ideas about what happens around the world:
Valentine’s Day in United Kingdom:
Britain have probably penned the most popular poems and written verses of love over the history than any other country in the world. These romantic verses associated with Saint Valentine are countless and famous across the world irrespective of the place where ever it was penned. One of the main customs for children is to sing special Valentine’s Day songs and exchange all kinds of gifts. Cities go for a makeover decorating all the sites with balloons, flowers and soft lights. Special columns on love are published in association to the old days. On this day you can smell the sweet fragrance of Valentine’s Day love all over the country.
Valentine’s Day in Denmark:
Unlike many countries the Danish decorate and send white flowers called Snowdrops on Valentine’s Day. The other most popular gift-exchange in Denmark is the cards. The “Lover’s Card” with a rhyme inside written by the lover, traditionally signed called “gaekkebrev” which is a romantic custom and the lady have to be smart enough to find out the sender. If the guesses were correct, she will receive an egg on Easter. That is their way to appreciate their friendship and express their love emotions.
Valentine’s Day in Japan:
Japanese welcome Valentine’s Day by preparing homemade chocolates, which is the most popular gift to give translating true love. Valentine’s Day is termed as “White’s Day”.
Valentine’s traditions differ around the world and every country differs in their own way of celebrations. Although all celebrates in unique way but they all share the joy and happiness abundantly.