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Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world (top) (photo: Studio Romantic – stock.adobe.co.uk)

Many, varied and unusual traditions around the world to show devotion to a loved one…

It’s the day of the year when lovers around the world show their devotion to each other by giving each other heartfelt gifts to say “I love you.”

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and stores in many places are awash with heart-shaped candies, plush toys, balloons, and varieties of delicious chocolates.

While shops full of red balloons and gift materials are a common sight in the UK on Valentine’s Day, different nations celebrate with their own unique traditions.

Unique traditions for countries around the world.

Couples in Bulgaria celebrate their love with a glass of local wine, lovebirds in Wales exchange special, intricately crafted wooden spoons, while Romanian couples go into the woods to pick flowers and wash their faces in the snow as a sign of good luck.

Here are some of the ways Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world…

1 Argentinian – For A Week Of Sweetness. Argentines do not celebrate Valentine’s Day in February but “the week of sweetness” in July. It is the day when lovers exchange kisses and receive chocolates and other sweets.

2 France – Epicenter Of Romance. The first Valentine’s Day card is believed to have originated in France, when Charles, the Duke of Orleans, sent love letters to his wife from prison in 1415. The French town called “Valentine” becomes the epicenter of Valentine’s Day. romance between February 12 and 14

The first Valentine’s Day card is believed to have originated in the epicenter of romance and L’amour, France Photo: Wedding Photography – stock.adobe)

3 South Korea – For a unique set of experiences. Romantic couples in South Korea celebrate the day of love on the 14th of every month. “Rose day” is celebrated in May, “kissing day” in June, “hugging day in December”, and singles celebrate “black day” in April by eating black noodles.

4 Philippines – A gala event. In the Philippines, Valentine’s Day is the time when many young couples get married in a government-sponsored event as a form of public service.

5 Ghanaian – National Chocolate Day. In Ghana, February 14 is celebrated as “National Chocolate Day”. You can attend shows, musical events and restaurants that have themed menus for the special day.

6 Bulgarian – Day of the Oenologists. On February 14, San Trifon Zartan is celebrated in Bulgaria, which means “day of the winemakers”. Young and old couples celebrate their love with a glass of local wine.

7 wales – Saint Dwynwen’s Day. In Wales, lovers exchange unique and beautifully crafted wooden spoons on Valentine’s Day. This tradition has been practiced since the 16th century.

In Wales, lovers exchange unique and beautifully crafted wooden spoons on Valentine’s Day (photo: nachomp82 – stock.adobe.com)

8 Spain – Feast of San Dionysus. The day of love in Valencia, Spain, falls on October 9. This is known as the feast of Saint Dionysius. The festival is celebrated in most of Spain with the making of “macadora” marzipan figurines.

9 Southwest China – Feast of the Food of the Sisters. In Miao, southwest China, the “Sisters’ Food” festival is celebrated on March 15. During the festival, women wear silver accessories and beautiful dresses.

10 Denmark – A celebration of love. Although Valentine’s Day is one of Denmark’s newest festivals, the country also celebrates the day of love and romance on February 14 with roses and chocolates, but friends and lovers also exchange handmade cards with white pressed flowers that They are called bells.

11 Romania – An unusual celebration. Romanians have a romantic and unusual celebration. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 24 as the day when young couples get engaged. They also go to the forest, pick flowers and bathe their faces with snow as a sign of good luck.


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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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