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The celebrations have begun. Every country around the world celebrates Valentine Day. The tradition of celebrating Valentine Day varies from country to country. Somewhere, it is celebrated by exchanging gifts while somewhere singles commemorate this day by eating black noodles. It is the week of love where some find their suitable partner while some place bay leaves on their bed to get dreams of their future husbands. Come, let’s have a look at how different countries around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day. 

Overview
Many people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing appreciation for the people
they love or adore. Some people take their loved ones for a romantic dinner at a restaurant
while others may choose this day to propose or get married. Many people give greeting cards,
chocolates, jewelry or flowers, particularly roses, to their partners or admirers on Valentine’s
Day.
It is also a time to appreciate friends in some social circles and cultures. For example,
Valentine's Day in Finland refers to “Friend's day”, which is more about remembering all friends
rather than focusing solely on romance. Valentine's Day in Guatemala is known as Day of Love
and Friendship). It is similar to Valentine’s Day customs and traditions countries such as the
United States but it is also a time for many to show their appreciation for their friends.
Valentine’s day also known as Love and Friendship Day is a holiday to celebrate the love
between couples and between friends. 14th February is a special date for lovers and friends to
express their love and affection. On this day lovers give gifts, flowers, chocolates to their loved
ones. Special valentine’s images and messages are written to express emotions and
dedications to their love. To celebrate Valentine’s day people go out for dinner or attend a
valentine theme party.
Although there were several Christian martyrs named Valentine, the day may have taken its
name from a priest who was martyred about 270 CE by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus.
According to legend, the priest signed a letter “from your Valentine” to his jailer’s daughter,
whom he had befriended and, by some accounts, healed from blindness. Other accounts hold
that it was St. Valentine of Terni, a bishop, for whom the holiday was named, though it is
possible the two saints were actually one person. Another common legend states that St.
Valentine defied the emperor’s orders and secretly married couples to spare the husbands from
war. It is for this reason that his feast day is associated with love.
Valentine’s Day Traditions Around The World
The celebrations have begun. Every country around the world celebrates Valentine Day. The
tradition of celebrating Valentine Day varies from country to country. Somewhere, it is
celebrated by exchanging gifts while somewhere singles commemorate this day by eating black
noodles. It is the week of love where some find their suitable partner while some place bay
leaves on their bed to get dreams of their future husbands. Come, let’s have a look at how
different countries around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Argentina: The country celebrates love for an entire week in July as “Sweetness Week”, where
kisses are exchanged for sweet treats.
United States of America: On the Valentine Day great events are held at various places
including schools. In school, each kid makes a special box, and every kid in the class put a
Valentine card in the special box of that very requisite kid.
England: In England, women put five bay leaves at the corners and one in the middle of the
bed, to bring dreams of their future husbands.
China: In China, people celebrate Qixi festival equivalent to Valentine. The Qixi or seventh-
night festival is fall on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month each year. According to
Chinese Lore, Zhinu the heavenly king’s daughter fell in love with Niulang a poor cowherd. Later
they got married and had twins. When Zhinu’s father came to know this, he sent his queen to
bring Zihnu back to stars. But upon hearing the cries of Niulang and kids, the king allowed Zhinu
to meet Niuland once a year on Qixi. During Qixi, young women offer melon fruits to Zhinu, in
the hope of finding a good husband. Couples also head to temples and at night people gather to
watch stars Vega and Altait (Zhinu and Niulang, respectively) come close during the star-
crossed paths.
France: France, the city of love. Here the women’s who did not find their matches gather at
night and burn the photos of men who rejected them. Later, the France government banned this
tradition.
Denmark & Norway: Men sends anonymous beautiful poems to their love with one dot for each
letter in the name. If the women rightly guess her admirer, the men will give an egg on Easter or
if the name is wrong, then the women owe him the egg on Easter.
South Africa: South Africans celebrate Valentine Day with flowers and holding other festivals.
Here, women follow an ancient Roman tradition called Lupercalia in which its compulsory for
women to wear their “Red Hearts” on their sleeves and pin up their lover name on it. Through
this South African men learn of their secret admirers.
Wales: Instead of celebrating the St. Valentine, the Welsh commemorate Saint Dwynwen, on
25th January. In wales, there is a tradition of giving “love spoons” to partners. Around in the
17th century, Welsh men carved intricate wooden spoons as a token of affections for the
women he loved. Since then, giving love spoons on Valentine has become their traditions.
Today, the Welsh exchange love spoons on occasions like weddings and anniversary.
Japan: Japan does it quite differently. It is celebrated on 14th Feb and women buy gifts and
chocolates for their male companions or lovers. Men can’t return gifts until March 14, which is
called the “white day”.
Italy: Originally Italians celebrated Valentine’s day as their spring festival. Another Italian
valentine’s day tradition was for young, unmarried couples to wake up before dawn to spot their
future husband. Today, Italians celebrate by exchanging gifts between lovers and romantic
dinners.
Valentine's Day Fun Facts
1. Valentine's Day is the second most popular day of the year for sending cards. Christmas
is the first most popular..
2. Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine's Day each year.
3. About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year.
4. Approximately 27 percent of those who buy flowers on Valentine's Day are women. Only
73% are men.
5. The origin of Valentine’s Day is traced back to the ancient Roman celebration of
Lupercalia which was held on February 15. This day honored the gods Lupercus and
Faunus, as well as the legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus.
6. Cupid is said to be the symbol of valentines. Cupid is the son of Venus. Venus is the
Roman god of love and beauty.
7. The heart is associated with Valentine’s Day as it is considered the source of all human
emotions.
8. Red rose is a favorite flower of Venus. For this reason red rose is also the symbol of
Valentine’s Day. All over the world, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine’s Day
each year.
9. The symbol of the ribbon, which often adorns modern-day Valentines, is rooted in the
Middle Ages. When knights competed in tournaments, their sweethearts often gave
them ribbons for good luck.
10. Girls of medieval times ate bizarre foods on St. Valentine's Day to make them dream of
their future husband.
11. In order of popularity, Valentine's Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers,
wives, sweethearts and pets.
12. Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentines Day candy box in the late 1800s.
13. 220,000 is the average number of wedding proposals on Valentine's Day each year.
14. The name Valentine is derived from a Latin word meaning valor.
15. California produces 60 percent of American roses, but the vast number sold on
Valentine's Day in the United States are imported, mostly from South America.
Approximately 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a
three-day time period.
16. In 1537, England's King Henry VII officially declared Feb. 14 the holiday of St.
Valentine's Day.
17. More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold for Valentine's Day.
18. Lace is often used on Valentine decorations. The word “lace” comes from the Latin
laques, meaning “to snare or net,” as in to catch a person’s heart.
19. On average, men spend double the amount of money on Valentine`s Day gifts than
women spend. The average amount a man spends is $130.
20. In Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet it is said that they lived in Verona Italy. Every
year thousands of Valentine’s Day cards at sent to Verona addressed to Juliet.
21. 60% of America’s red roses are grown in the state of California
22. At least 9 million people buy their pets a gift on Valentine`s Day.
23. In the United States, 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic
Valentine's Day with their sweethearts.
24. In Wales, wooden love spoons were carved and given as gifts on Valentine’s Day.
Hearts, keys and keyholes were favorite Valentine decorations on the wooden spoons.
These symbols meant the heart would be unlocked for love.
25. In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine's Day card.
26. Valentine's Day and Mother's Day are the biggest holidays for giving flowers.
27. One single perfect red rose framed with baby's breath is referred to by some florists as a
"signature rose," and is the preferred choice for many for giving on Valentine's Day,
anniversary, or birthday.
28. The oldest known Valentine’s Day card is on display at the British Museum in London.
It’s dates back to the 1400’s.
29. By the middle of the eighteenth century, it was common for friends and lovers to
exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes.
30. Pope Gelasius declared February 14, St. Valentine’s Day around 498 A.D.
List of wishes which can be helpful to you
I am happiest when I’m right next to you
My night has become a sunny dawn because of you
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other
You may hold my hand for a while, but you hold my heart forever
I know I am in love with you because my reality is finally better than my dreams
I need you like a heart needs a beat
Your love is all I need to feel complete
I will love you until the stars go out, and the tides no longer turn
Every time I see you, I fall in love all over again
If I know what love is, it is because of you
I wished to celebrate Valentine’s day with my friends and my family and hope that on this
Valentine’s Day Quotes, God has filled our hearts with love.
With this beautiful and loving words, I have been writing this hope that you will be happy to
read it and your Valentine’s Day will increase the pleasure, stay blessed.
Many people remember you only for need but friends always remember you.
Many girlfriends come and go in life but brothers always live together and stand in trouble.
Happy Valentine’s Day
Wish to exchange chocolates together and also give candy to each other that we can spend
some time together. We can celebrate valentines with great fun.
I do not need any doctors and medicines because you are the cause of happiness for me.
Happy Valentine’s Day
My best is on the Valentine’s day, which most of my time passes with you. As i want to spend
my whole life with best time in your love.
Welcome message from author
Many people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day by showing appreciation for the people they love or adore. Some people take their loved ones for a romantic dinner at a restaurant while others may choose this day to propose or get married. Many people give greeting cards, chocolates, jewelry or flowers, particularly roses, to their partners or admirers on Valentine’s Day.