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Valentine's Day around the world

 

Valentine's Day is upon us and we're turning our affections to one of our biggest loves - travel! We've found 5 very romantic ways Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world…


  1. In South Korea Valentine’s Day is exclusively for the men. It’s traditional for women to buy their loved ones chocolate. But don’t worry, a month later on ‘White Day’ (March 14), men traditionally shower their other half with candy. Chupa Chup lollies are the big seller. And if that’s not enough, a month after that single South Korean’s gather with friends on ‘Black Day’ to eat squid ink noodles and commiserate or celebrate their relationship status!  
  2. Denmark snubs the popular red rose on February 14th. It is far more popular to buy delicate snowdrops for your loved one. 
  3. The romantic folk of South Africa wear their hearts on their sleeves on Valentine’s Day. Literally. It is common to see women wearing fabric hearts with the name of their loved one on it. 
  4. In the Philipines Valentine’s Day is a hugely popular day to get married. So much so that mass weddings often take place in shopping malls and stadiums
  5. You don’t need to be in a relationship to celebrate in Finland or Estonia where the day is more commonly considered ‘Friend’s Day’ and people send their close pals cards and gifts. 

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