Valentine's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, including Argentina, Britain, Canada, France, Mexico, South Korea and the United States.
Traditionally, on Valentine's Day you show your love for another person by sending cards, gifts and messages of love. Couples give cards or presents to each other, but you can also send something anonymously to someone you secretly love.
Popular gifts include a box of chocolates, dinner for two and flowers, especially roses. Some people make personalised gifts like a framed photo or a playlist of songs, or they plan a special activity together.
Valentine's Day is also a popular day to either propose or get married. You'd never forget your wedding anniversary!
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- Do people celebrate Valentine's Day where you live?
- Have you ever given or received a romantic gift?
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In my country non celebrate Valentin day because in our religious it is haram and I believe this day is silly idea why the couples celebrate in just one day !!! I think when there really love some of them they should celebrate every day nor in one day !
Hi. Valentine's day is celebrated in order to express the love on most special one. It's all about spending the day exclusively for him. We set that day aside only for love.Even though we believe that love should be spread and celebrated everyday , we don't always remember to do that. So, on this dedicated day , go above and beyond in expressing love towards him.
I live in Vietnam. And Vietnamese still celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th. We celebrate Valentine’s day in various ways the man will buy flowers or chocolate for the woman. The girl will buy something like a t-shirt, wallet, and belt for her boyfriend. Some couples will ride motorbike all over the city. Others will go to the restaurant to celebrate.
My friend makes a cake by herself to give to her boyfriend. How romantic!
Single people, especially females, will treat themselves like a queen on this day. They can buy everything they want by themselves. Or hang out with others, who are single too in order to celebrate.
I have not given or received a romantic gift before. Because I have not had boyfriends for 27 years old hahaha. Poor me. Maybe next Valentine’s Day, if I still do have not a boyfriend, I will buy flowers by myself. Treat me to a good meal at a luxury restaurant.
Hope next Valentine’s Day you won’t feel lonely and don’t need to buy a flower for you. The one who is for you, will give you a flower and go to have a dinner together in the fancy restaurant :)
Hi! I'm from Colombia, and about valentine's day people usually give each other romantic gifts when they're in relationships or something like that and it's celebrated every year.
As the globalization spread worldwide, in China, we celebrate many western festivals nowadays, including Christmas, Halloween and Valentine's Day. Especially those young generations. In Valentine's Day, we imitate western culture sending roses and chocolate for people we loved. On that day, some people may go to the street and sell roses temporarily. Form my perspective, girls will have more chances receiving presents. Especially, when the relationship is in its infancy, guys want to make their relationship more stable. So girls will only be ready for reciving gifts. However, when they become couples, they will send gifts to each other. I received some gifts on that day, one guy decorated his trunk with rose flowers and lighting. It was the most special one that I could still remember.
We also have our traditional festival for couples, named Qixi Festival. This festival is derived from a traditonal stroy. There was a fairy who fell in love and married to a honest, hard-working young man. But their relationship is unacceptable to the master of the fairy. Therefore, the master seperated them and decided that they could only meet on Qixi Festival, July 7th.
On these two festivals, couples send presents to each other, eat in the restaurant and go to cinemas. So the traffic jam will be worse on those days.
Hi everyone. I'm from Vietnam.
Valentíne's day is still celebrated in my country. On that day, it's easy to catch many people who sell flower and gifts along streets. There are a lot of vehicles because couple go out to go sightseeing or have a date together. The restaurants and coffee shops are always full at this time.
Nowadays, Valentine's Day is popular over the world among Vietnmam where i was born and grow up. I never received the gift or flowers from someone before because in my age almost of people didn't celebrate Valentine's Day like young generation now. But I think that this is beautiful day for people who falling in love with.
There is not a day for celebration of the love , we always express our love to those people whom we love anyday at anytime not in special day that remember us these people whom we love
Here in Brazil we use to celebrated in 12 of june, they also promote on TV or social midia and sales a lot of type of gifts like roses, dinner or Stay in a nice hotel room (all inclusive).
Hello, I'm Claura from Vietnam. In our country, Valentine's Day is popular too. They have promoted it on the TV, on Banners, and on the stress and once this day is coming, I can see a lot of flowers and the chocolate box is displaying on the pavement. It is also interesting, it is also a day we can make for the family we love, like our parents. Give them dinner, a gift with the message that we love them very much. With me.
Hello, I live in Indonesia. In Indonesia, Valentine's day is not having a big celebration. Sometimes, in a big mall or restaurant, there is a decoration of Valentine or couple set for those who wants to celebrate it. But in general, as I know, only a few people celebrate Valentine's day.
Hello! It’s sara i’m from Egypt we do celebrate valentine’s day here in Egypt in many ways like sending anonymously gifts , sending chocolates and roses and and have a romantic dinner at luxury restaurant as a date! Also, we love to watch romantic movies on t.v or attend a concert with our be loved.
This year i hang out with my friends to attend a concert because i’m single and I bought myself a lovely gift 😂♥️ That’s how my valentine’s day went
Celebration od Valentine's Day was introduced here about 30-25 years back, and became popular with teens and young people most of all as they are always crazy about all new and exotic stuff. And then people gave presents like flowers, chocolate, toys, jewellry, and went on dates and had parties. But now it's become history and they do not take any interest in it.
hello! nowadays it's not celebrated where I live.
In my country Bolivia, Valentine's Day, has recently become popular. However, we traditionally celebrate the day of Love on the 21st of September! Anyway, this year as my boyfriend and I are many kilometres apart, we sent each other personalized e-Cards with very meaningful pictures!
Hi, I am Irene from Argentina. We do celebrate Valentine's Day here. But I feel it is, as Halloween and other celebrations, more or less a marketing move! When I was a child it didn't exist. And now it has become popular to celebrate. Actually I have received many gifts for Valentine's Day.
Tell us more Irene! 😊
What sort of gifts did you get on Valentine's Day? Flowers? Chocolates?
This year I received a single red rose, not from my husband though ... from my eldest son!
~ Tina ツ
Hello! In Latvia (Northern Europe) we celebrate Valentine's Day. Couples give each other flowers, buy chocolates and so on, but usually it's just a working day. Valentine's Day is a new holiday in Latvia. Some think that this day is for young people who want to show their feelings to members of the opposite sex.
We also celebrate Mother's Day on May 14th and Father's Day on September 10th and Family Day on May 15th. This celebration is more common and understandable.
Well, in Brazil we do not celebrate the Valentine's Day. We actually have something similar, but not related to any kind of saint, and that happens on 12th June. In fact, I've heard that we dont celebrate like the most of the countries cause in February there's another celebration very important to our culture, wich is called Carnaval. Anyway, there are some people who celebrate it in both dates, i guess that this happens 'cause the girlfriend/or boyfriend wanna feel included and loved.
I feel carnaval is more fun!😂♥️
Some of majority celebrate valentine's day. It is most probably celebrated by the teenagers and the youth society who have love relationships. Although wedded couples can celebrate it, most of them say that they do not need to separate one day to celebrate love. They have Valentine through out the year. I think there should have a separate day to celebrate it in a special way. I have gifted a Valentine gift to someone. But I did not get anything special back. Because he is such a person who thinks we have Valentine everyday.
In our country, they do celebrate who have a relationship they give flowers, chocolate, gift to their lover because that's is a act of love.
In my country, some people celebrete valentine day, and some people dont.
People usually celebrate Valentine day with giving a flowers or any gift, also couples spend time together. but for people who dont celebrate valentine day, they just ignore that
Hello, I'm from Sri Lanka.In our country most people celebrate valentines day with there loved once in every year. They give Flowers,Gifts,Chocolates and make cards for there lover.They send gifts and plan special activities such as candle dinner, watching movies,music festivales and many more.Valentines day is a special day for everyone.
In brazil we celebrate the valentine's day on 12th june. It's not connected a sort saint, but like in Europe and USA, its a day when couples, lovers, boyfriends and girlfriends, people that are dating, they get out to dinner, or to go movies, malls, or them stay in home celebrating their relanstionship!
Hi. I´m from Mexico City. In this country we celebrate Valentine's day with many ballons, chocolates and roses. All the people get out and visit the malls, the cinemas and the restaurants. In my case, I stay at home with my girlfriend. We like to huge each other, watch some series and sleep all the afternoon, then, at night, we go outside and eat boneless. What a wonderful day! Bye.
it´s great to know people from my city, agree, here we are a lot of things with ballons.
In Peru we also celebrate Valentine's Day, usually, people give chocolates, teddies, flowers, and roses, go to restaurants, and go to the cinema with their gifts.
in our country more people celebrate the valentine's day in there home, some park or coffee shop and receive from each other some gift like chocolate, flower or greeting card.
Hi all! In my country, Venezuela, we celebrate Valentine's Day.
The date is hope for the restaurants, coffee shops, and people that make presents with flowers and chocolate.
Even, the date is not only celebrated by the youngest, old people do it too.
And, yes. I received presents this day. Four years ago, when I was in my former job when my ex send me flowers, and all my coworkers take pictures it, and post them on your social media.
Yes, people often celebrate this event in my country especially the young ones, and non-Islam. Chocolates are on sale, and many markets prepared special edition packs for the event. I had received Valentine's chocolates for a few times when I was in High School. After married, we don't celebrate it anymore. However, people around me still love to celebrate it by sharing chocolates to others.
In my country, we celebrate Valentine's Day on June 12th. Normally, couples give cards or presentes to each other. In my culture it is very common to celebrate this date.
At the moment, no one will receive my gift
Really? In my country, we celebrate Valentine´s Day today on February 14th. People acostumbrate to give to others flowers, teddy bears, chocolates or maybe a romantic dinner
In my country, China, the Valentines‘s Day is a big opportunity for business both on line and in physical stores to boost sales. Young people in China generally have special date with lover, such as having dinner in romantic restaurant, preparing roses and gifts, and etc.
Here in Brazil we celebrate Valentine ´s Day at June 12.
we usually give some gift for person we are love involved with.
here is not commun give gifts or go out with a close or simple friend in this day.
the gifts are chocolates , gifts, watches , celphone, go to dinner in a restaurante or to do some special for dinner by two. and watch a good movie togheter.
in Syria we had a Valentine's Day but these days we don't
last year we celbrated in resturant or cafe, also might at home, We found it a great chanse to refresh your love with your wife .
good day everyone!
Valentine's day is a quite popular holiday in my country (Ukraine). For the past 5 years, we like to celebrate it with my husband by exchanging presents and "love cards" where we write something nice for each other. For this year's present, I've got Ram sets of 64 GB to update our computer, yeah, not that romantic, but that's what he would want, especially since "Hogwarts Legacy" came out :) Also, we order tasty food and spend the day watching our favorite movies and cuddling.
In my country valentine's day is very popular. Stores hold promotions on flowers, chocolates and jewelry. Cafes and bars hold theme parties.
I've been giving and receiving cards on this day since I was a kid. It was popular at school.
Now usually my husband and I order delicious food for the evening that day.
Hi everyone !
In Spain , we usually enjoy this especial date with our partners. It´s not necessary to be in love to give away a present to someone.
You can do it just to express your feelings, even to a friend, family or pets....
We are talking about love, and there´s love anywhere :)
Hello guys, in our country (Czech republic) it is quite new thing to celebrate this Day, more popular, known as Day of the love is in our country 1th of May. But as it is modern, we usually give chocolates and flowers to each other.
Of course, in my country, giving chocolate to each other between couples is a common theme on Valentine Day. I have also received and given chocolate in my 20s.
well, I live in New Zealand, I just moved here about one year ago. so, I don't really know how kiwi people celebrate. However, back where I was born Valentine's Day was getting more and more part of the culture.
because I am focusing on my study most of the time I have never sent any gift to any girl yet.
Hello, I'm Ling from Venezuela.
In my country we celebrate Valentine's Day. For this day, the people usually go to a restaurant with a special person and give gifts between friends.
When I was at the university was very funny, you could see cupid around the campus giving kisses and hugs to everyone.
Hello, I'm a student from Vietnam. In my country, young people enjoy Valentine's Day a lots. It is a bit different from other country because it just for lovers. We often give the other chocolate, rose, card or anything they like. But now I'm still alone so Valentine's Day is not important to me:)))
Yes. People do celebrate Valentine's Day where I live. Especially, the day is commonly celebrated among youth. However, it is also a common perception that it a day imposed by foreign culture.
No. I haven't received or given any romantic gift to anyone. However, I receive a bunch of flowers from my husband.
In my country, we celebrate valentine's day on february 14 with friends or lovers.
I've never received or given gifts
I am shaza from Sudan, in my home country just the new generation are celebrate Valentine’s Day , but the oldest people consider it as a foreign celebration.
Hello, I'm from Sweden and people do celebrat Valentine's day but me personllay have never celebrated valentine's dag. This year however I'm thinking of celebrating Valentine's day with my girlfriend.
In my city, most of the people calibrated that day. That day romantic people spend there time, and go to a romantic place. And some people spend their time with family. They go outside eat.