Friday, February 15, 2013

International Valentines

Valentine candy

Ah, Valentine's Day. A day for chocolate, flowers, kisses, and loved ones. Valentine's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world.

In South Korea, on February 14th or White Day, men give candy or gifts to women. Then on April 14th or Black Day, the women who didn’t get anything on White Day go to Chinese restaurants to eat black noodles and mourn the disaster that is their love life.

In Slovenia, it is thought to be the day that plants and flowers start growing, so it’s the day that farmers and vineyard workers plant seeds. Slovenians also believe that birds get engaged or married on Valentine’s Day.

I hope your Valentine's Day yesterday was a special one.

Without Valentine's Day, February would be... well, January.
~Jim Gaffigan

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