Today is Valentine’s Day, and I thought it would be fun to discover how other countries celebrate this special day. One thing that surprised me a lot is that some parts of the world don’t even celebrate V-Day!
In North America, we are used to seeing people buy chocolates, flowers and stuffed animals for Valentine’s Day, but other countries do things quite differently. So let’s check out how love is celebrated in the 14 following countries.
Around the world in 14 Valentine’s Day traditions infographic
The U.K. company Flower Card created this really educational infographic which shows 14 Valentine’s Day traditions from the following countries:
- Finland & Estonia
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
The Valentine’s Day traditions that surprised me the most are in France and Germany.
Did you know that this French Valentine’s Day tradition was banned by the government? Or that in Germany, pigs are a symbol of luck and lust?
So if you want to learn more and are as curious as I was about V-Day traditions in other countries, check out this infographic below:
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|An infographic by the team at FlowerCard|
Over to you
So what did you think of all those Valentine’s Day traditions? Did you find them interesting? Did some of them surprise you?
My husband and I will probably go to dinner next weekend because he is working this evening and he is off next weekend, but I’m curious, how do you celebrate V-Day? The same day, or do you wait for the weekend?
So please, share with us in the comment box below! Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day!!