Feb 14 Global Valentine’s Day Celebrations

Global Valentine’s Day Celebrations

Learn how Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world.

While most Americans think of Valentine’s Day as a U.S. designation, this holiday is actually a global sensation.  Curious to learn how Valentine’s Day is celebrated in other countries?  Then read about some of these fun Valentine’s Day traditions.

South Korea

Valentine’s Day is a big event for young couples in South Korea.  In fact, the event is broken down into a series of different, romantic days.  February 14th kicks off the festivities as women shower men with candies, flowers, and other tokens of their affection.  The tables turn on March 14th, more commonly known as “White Day.”  On this day, it’s the men’s turn to offer chocolates and flowers.  Normally, the men are supposed to up the ante by offering more expensive presents to their lovers as well.  For those not in a relationship, there is even an event known as “Black Day.”  Held on April 14th, this is a day for singles to mourn their single status by eating jajangmyeon (black bean paste noodles).

2) England

The night before Valentine’s Day, English women place 5 bay leaves on their pillows; one in each corner and one in the center of their pillow.  This is supposed to bring dreams of their future husbands.  In Norfolk, Jack Valentine is a Santa-like figure that knocks on doors and offers children small presents and treats.

3) South Africa

Like many other parts of the world, South Africa welcomes Valentine’s Day with festivals, flowers, and other tokens of love.  Another fun South African tradition involves women wearing their heart on their sleeves.  South African women pin the names of their love interest onto their sleeves.  This is often how South African men learn the names of their secret admirers.

These are some of the fun and festive ways that Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world.  Are you looking for assistance with your insurance this February?  If so, then contact the experts at Weeks & Associates Insurance Services in Thousand Oaks, California.  We are ready to assist you with all your coverage needs today.

 

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