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11 Romantic Valentine’s Day Traditions From Around the World

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Valentine’s Day traditions are all about the color red, hearts, and candy, right? Well, not every country celebrates February 14 like we do. In fact, learning about different Valentine’s Day traditions from around the world may inspire you to start new ones with your hubby or significant other.

Exchanging sweet cards with a partner and then dressing up to go out for a romantic dinner is a pretty common Valentine’s Day occurrence in many countries. But wouldn’t it be exciting to do something different, like swap love spoons, or even tie the knot with hundreds of other couples? Heck, you don’t even have to celebrate Valentine’s Day in February.

Of course, if you prefer a more low-key Valentine’s Day, then you’ll be glad chocolates and roses are still acceptable Valentine’s Day gifts. At least you don’t have to worry about giving someone the wrong chocolate, like gift-givers in Japan, or shell out for 108 roses to propose, like some men in Taiwan.

All this talk of romantic partners may leave singletons feeling left out and forgotten. For those people, we recommend starting a new Valentine’s Day tradition that’s all about friends, similar to the way it is in Finland. 

No matter how you plan on spending your holiday, it’s still interesting to see how others observe it. Keep scrolling to learn more about fascinating Valentine’s Day traditions from different countries.

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