StValentine039-s Day

Saint Valentine’s Day

It is celebrated on February 14 in many countries around the world. In this holiday people present sweets, flowers, cards and toys

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in some East Asian countries with Chinese and South Koreans spending the most money on Valentine’s gifts.

In South Korea women give chocolate to men on February 14 and men give chocolate candy to women on March 14 ( White Day).

In Taiwan Men give gifts to women on Valentine’s Day, and women return them on White Day.

In Japan, Valentine’s Day is celebrated from 30 years of the XX century. Initially, the Japanese have been taken to give this holiday each other sweets. Now gifts are perfumes, cosmetics, men’s and women’s accessories. Chocolate is still the most popular gift for Valentine’s Day.

In Denmark, presented with dried white flowers and jewelry are presented in France.

In the USA Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular holidays. The most popular gifts are cards, fresh flowers, chocolates and sweets. Dinner and dance party on Valentine’s Day are organized throughout the country. Many pairs organize private parties at home or in a restaurant. Some schools organize a special program where children sing, dance, organize jokes and play different games. Children give handmade gifts to their friends and teachers.

Valentine postcards as scarlet heart is very well known as a symbolic gift on Valentine’s Day. Creation of the first «valentine» is credited and the Duke of Orleans in 1415. He was sitting in prison, and so may have struggled with boredom, writing love letters to his wife. A maximum spread of cards, «valentine» reached in the XVIII century.