Day Celebration Valentine's Day around the world
Already thinking about how to celebrate Valentine's Day? Then it's time to learn how to celebrate Valentine's Day in different countries. Some, for example, congratulate their cats. It's great, right?
Valentine's Day is our favorite because of the beautiful legend and pretty attributes: flowers, chocolates, cards, hearts and other stuff. But, while we are celebrating Valentine's Day is not the first year of his ancestral tradition is little known. And in vain, they are not worse than the legend, and some do not interfere adopt.
Valentine's Day is celebrated for centuries in Europe and the US, but this holiday is considered the birthplace of Italy. The inhabitants of this country called the February 14th "sweet day" and presents the corresponding hand: candy, cookies, chocolates in a heart shape.
France: reference romantic
loving Frenchmen often just on Valentine's Day make a marriage proposal, ordering for this table in a good restaurant. As gifts in France in the course of underwear, a trip for two, flowers and "valentiki" with poems, which, incidentally, invented in this country.
Germany: Love thy neighbor
And here in Germany, St. Valentine is the patron saint of unsound mind, so February 14 Germans hold services in churches and visit psychiatric hospitals. Although the general European tradition to congratulate the favorite is not alien to this country.
The Netherlands: Trick or Treat?
In Holland, Valentine's Day gives a chance desperate to get married: women have the right to require the lover to take them as wives. Rejection is the price of a silk dress, because it is obliged to give his bride a man failed.
US snack caramel
The tradition to congratulate not only the second half, but the beloved friends and relatives who came from the United States. In America, Valentine's day is celebrated more often in a restaurant or club. Schools make cards - heart made of papier-mache, which presented alone sick people. One of the American character February 14 considered the red and white candy in the shape of a heart, the production of which began in the XIX century.
United Kingdom: congratulate kitty!
In the British kingdom with Valentine Day congratulate not only the second half, but pets: favorite animal is usually something treated. Traditional gifts in the country on February 14 - Red Roses and sweets. Girls usually bake his beloved sweet cake in the shape of a heart, which helps to show not only the power of love, but also the culinary talents. Soft toys - another popular English gift: it is thanks to Valentine's Day "Teddy Bears" became widely known. In Scotland, February 14 bachelors have a party where invited all the lonely boys and girls.
Finland: do you respect me?
In Finland, February 14 - a day of friends. The Finns also give "valentines", flowers and sweets, but not only loved, and all loved ones.
Japan only for boys
in Japan on February 14 - the feast of men. Strong floor is required to give the chocolate: "weights" - for the brothers, friends, colleagues and parents; "Honma" - for a lover or husband. In addition, on this day, Japanese women may admit a young man in love.