Valentine’s Day is the most important day celebrated holiday by couples in the entire world on the 14th of February of each year. Valentine’s day is always celebrated differently in different countries around the world depending on the customary practiced to express love.
Most people understand that this is the day where women are given special treatment by their partners to express love and affection. This includes giving gifts of flowers, spending time together and doing other romantic acts to express love. In other countries like Japan, South Korea, Canada, Switzerland, China, and other Asian countries this day is celebrated differently. So here is a list of countries where it’s customary for women to give men chocolate on Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day in Japan
Japan does things in a very unique and amazing way. The celebration of Valentine’s Day in Japan is a day where women buy gifts of chocolate to their men partners to express love. This is customary that is practiced in Japan as a special day for women to express love to their husbands, spouses, boyfriends. The month of love in Japan does not end in February like other countries, it continues along the year as the custom dictates. Other special occasions of expressing love include “the white day”, “the black day” celebrated on the 14th of March and April respectively.
The White Day in Japan
The 14th of March is marked as the white day in Japan according to their customary tradition. This is the day when men give back to their women. It is marked with the gifts of white chocolate, flowers, sweets, and other presents. This is the special day for the women to receive the gifts as the expression of love from the men. Unlike other countries, this is unique to Japan. Here is a closer look at it.
The Black Day in South Korea
This is a holiday that was introduced in South Korea to mark the day of celebration for the single people. On 14th of April each year, the single individuals would come together and take the black noodles to celebrate their singlehood. This day is considered the worst day which is like a mourning day because lacking a partner can never be a happy day to most of the single individuals. It is celebrated in Japan too but rarely noticed like the other months.
Such customs have made these countries so unique. Other countries like South Korea have other occasions that mark the celebration of love along each and every month within the year. This includes the kiss day celebrated, yellow day, silver day celebrated on the 14th of different months, with different activities on each just to express love.