In Argentina, lovers celebrate their love in July, but not in February. People exchange gifts, chocolates, sweets etc, and share their views and opinions on each other with love.
In Bulgaria, February 14 is the day of winemakers which is celebrated by the people. Couples enjoy a few glasses of local wine together.
In Denmark, the day of love is celebrated with a twist. Lovers exchange handmade cards with pressed white flowers known as snowdrops.
Here, it is the women who give gifts to their love and men can return a gift only on March 14th, which is celebrated as White Day in the country.
In Romania, Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 24th, when young couples get engaged here. Couples wash their faces with snow as they believe it is the sign of good luck.
Significance of Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is celebrated in honour of the 3rd century Roman saint, Saint Valentine. It has become a cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and love in many parts of the globe, because of later folk traditions.
Why it is celebrated only on Feb 14?
Because February 14 is the death anniversary of Saint Valentine. He died in 270 AD. He was killed by Emperor Claudius II. Many believe that the Valentine’s Day tradition can be traced back to a Roman fertility known as Lupercalia.
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