Exploring Unique Valentine's Day Traditions from Different Cultures
Argentina is a great country for couples looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Not only do they celebrate the holiday in February, but they also have a special week of love in July called Sweetness Week. During this time, couples exchange kisses and receive chocolates and other sweet treats as tokens of love.
Give a try to this special tradition and get some extra kisses this Valentine’s Day with our selection of chocolates and sweets: Chocolate Covered Oreo, Gourmet Nuts Basket, Hershey’s Kisses!, and much more!
In France, Valentine’s Day is a special occasion for adults in love. Couples celebrate the day with romantic dinners and thoughtful gifts like chocolates, flowers, and jewelry. Many restaurants offer special menus to make sure this day of love is one to remember.
Germans are known for expressing their sentiments through traditional customs, particularly during special occasions like Valentine’s Day. On this day, Germans gift romantic tokens such as pigs holding flowers and four-leaf clovers, heart-shaped decorated gingerbread cookies, and other symbols of luck and lust.
Japan is unique in its celebration of Valentine’s Day. Unlike most countries, chocolate is the primary gift given on February 14th in Japan – with women giving giri-choco to friends and family as well as honmei-choco to romantic partners.
Additionally, White Day falls a month later on March 14th, when men give gifts of chocolate to the women who have given them chocolate over the past month.
As one of the world’s oldest civilizations, China is home to a unique and vibrant culture. The Qixi Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day, is celebrated in China with its traditional Hanfu clothing and offerings of tea, wine, flowers and fruits.
This occasion is more than just a romantic celebration; it is an opportunity for single women to pray for wisdom in finding a good spouse and for newly married women to wish for a baby.
Celebrating the Qixi Festival exemplifies the rich cultural heritage that exists in China.
England is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. With its rich history and culture, it celebrates the holiday with special songs, gifts, and symbols.
From chocolate sweets, valentine cards, and soft toys such as teddy bears to classic bouquets of flowers (if these ideas like to you, look at this unique and beautiful Rose Eternal Teddy Bear), England has something for everyone.
Not to mention the tradition of sending anonymous cards to people you secretly admire or love! Heart designs, doves, and the figure of Cupid can all be found on traditional Valentine’s Day cards from England.