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Valentine’s Day Traditions Around The World


Luna Ramsay

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18. Slovenia – Show Your Affection

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In Slovenia, St Valentine is one of the patron saints of spring. It is believed that on February 14, plants start to regenerate as this day marks the first day of working in the fields for the New Year. There is another popular belief that birds ‘propose’ to each other on this day. In order to witness this occasion, one must walk barefoot through fields that are often still frozen.

 

Best Places For A Romantic Dinner: Restavracija Most, Špajza Restaurant
Places To Visit: Bled, Istria, Ljublijana

How To Reach: Direct flights fly in and out of this place, one can reach easily here via flights.

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17. Italy – Popular Day For Couples

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Originally Italians celebrated Valentine’s day as their spring festival. Another Italian valentine’s day tradition was for young, unmarried couples to wake up before dawn to spot their future husband. Today, Italians celebrate by exchanging gifts between lovers and romantic dinners.

 

Best Places For A Romantic Dinner: Prego, Tonino
Places To Visit: Rome, Venice, Florence
How To Reach: One can reach here via flight, the airport is connected to other major airports of the world.

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16. England – Festival Of Romantic Love

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On Valentine’s day in England, women used to place five bay leaves on their pillows. This was done with an aim to bring dreams of their future husbands. In Norfolk, Jack Valentine acts as a Santa for Valentine’s day. Children anxiously wait for the Santa, though they don’t get to see Old Father Valentine.

 

Best Places For A Romantic Dinner: Olive tree restaurant, Clos Maggiore
Places To Visit: London, Bath, Manchester
How To Reach: you can reach England via flight. The international airport is connected to majorly all the airports of all the world.

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15. Brazil – Lovers Day

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“Dia dos Namorados” festival, which is also known as “Lovers day”, is celebrated in Brazil. There’s a usual exchange of chocolates, cards, flowers, and one can witness music festivals and dance performances. Gifting is not reserved for couples during the festival, family dinners are common on the day.

 

Best Places For A Romantic Dinner: Térèze, Skye
Places To Visit: Rio De Janerio, Salvador, Sao Paulo
How To Reach: Brazil airport flies a lot of international and domestic flights. Thus one can reach here through air.

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14. Czech Republic – Celebrate Romance

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In the Czech Republic, Valentine’s Day has gradually become quite popular among young people. The festival is celebrated on 1st May in the country. On the day, young couples go on a pilgrimage to the statue of the poet Karol Hynek Macha, and kiss under the cherry trees for good luck.

 

Best Places For A Romantic Dinner: Coda, Le Grill
Places To Visit: Prague, Kutna Hora, Karlovy Vary
How To Reach: One can reach here easily without much hassle, as the airport is connected to majorly all other international airports of the world.

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13. Japan – Exchange Of Unique Gifts

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Japan does it quite differently. It is celebrated on 14th Feb and women buy gifts and chocolates for their male companions or lovers. Men can’t return gifts until March 14, which is called the “white day”.

 

Best Places For A Romantic Dinner: Sakura, En – Japanese restaurant
Places To Visit: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara
How To Reach: Direct flights fly in and out of Japan. Thus one can reach here via flight easily.

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12. Estonia – A Festival For Everyone
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On 14 Feb, Estonia celebrates friendship day known as Sobrapaev. This amazing festival includes everyone, from couples to singles. So not just couples, but family members and friends also exchange gifts and celebrate love.

Best Places For A Romantic Dinner: Ribe, Leib Restoran
Places To Visit: Tartu, Parnu, Tallinn
How To Reach: It is pretty convenient to reach here via flights as the airport is connected to majorly all other international airports of the world.

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11. Romania – An Unusual Celebration
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If you’re looking for some very romantic and unusual celebration of valentine’s day around the world, then Romanians won’t disappoint you. The day is celebrated on 24th Feb as the day when young couples get engaged. It is basically a mix of Valentine’s Day and the celebration of spring season. Young men and women go to the forests to pick colorful flowers, while other couples wash their faces with snow as a sign of good luck.

Best Places For A Romantic Dinner: Zexe, Aubergine Restaurant
Places To Visit: Sibiu, Bucharest, Brasov
How To Reach: You can reach here easily through the air.

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10. Denmark – A Celebration Of Love
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Although Valentine’s Day is one of the new Denmark festivals, the country also celebrates the day of love and romance on 14th Feb with a twist. In Denmark, Valentine’s Day is not limited to roses and chocolates. Friends and lovers exchange handmade cards with pressed white flowers that are called snowdrops.

Best Places For A Romantic Dinner: Restaurant Grønnegade, Chez Bruno
Places To Visit: Copenhagen, Bornholm, Aarhus
How To Reach: Regular flights fly in and out of Denmark, thus it is convenient for travelers to reach here through air.

 

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9. South West China – Sisters’ Meal Festival
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In Miao, southwest China, the “Sisters’ Meal” festival is celebrated on 15th March. During the festival, women wear silver accessories and beautiful dresses, which are probably the most gorgeous Valentine’s Day customs around the world. They cook various dishes of colored rice that’s offered on silk fabric to young men walking on roads. The destiny of the lovelies inside the object found in the chosen rice. Two chopsticks mean love and a clove of garlic means the love is over before it has even begun.

Best Places For A Romantic Dinner: South West China, Indian Pagoda Chinese Restaurant
Places To Visit: Chengdu, Emei Shan, Leijiang
How To Reach: One can reach here easily without any problems, as the airport flies international flights.

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8. Spain – Feast Of Saint Dionysus
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The day of love in Valencia of Spain falls on 9th Oct. This is known as the feast of Saint Dionysus. The festival is celebrated in most of the parts of Spain by making ‘macadora’, a marzipan figurine. The figurines are made by men to gift to their female companions. One can also witness colorful parades on the streets of the villages of Spain.

Best Places For A Romantic Dinner: Jardin Secreto, Bar Galleta
Places To Visit: Barcelona, Granada, Madrid
How To Reach: A lot of international and domestic flights fly from here, thus commuting through air is a good way to reach Spain.

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