Different Valentine's Day traditions around the world

Different Valentine's Day Traditions Around the World

To this day, the origin of Valentine's Day still isn't 100 percent clear. Regardless, many countries celebrate their own variation of the heart-shaped holiday.

The Danish celebrate Valentine's Day by giving friends and lovers pressed white flowers called snowdrops.

The French are said to be the originators of Valentine's Day cards. Charles, Duke of Orleans sent love letters to his wife while imprisoned in 1415.

South Koreans celebrate on 3 separate days, with women giving gifts Feb 14th, men on March 14th, and the lonely eating in comfort on April 15th.

It's extremely popular to get married on Valentine's Day in the Philippines. In recent years, hundreds of couples have participated in mass public weddings.

In South Africa, women pin the names of their crushes on their sleeves, allowing men to learn of their secret admirers.

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Different Valentine's Day traditions around the world
Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours. My valentine is pretty awesome.. 😎@oliviaculpo
Happy Valentine's Day all the way from Hawaii. I love yooooouuuu @swaggyp1
This is me snuggling on me. Loving yourself, being proud of who you are, especially the inside, makes life a whole lot nicer. So Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you, whether you are in a relationship or not. Love thyself. Treat yo'self! 💛💙💜💚❤️
✨💘 Happy Valentine's Day💘✨
Happy Valentine's Day 🐝🐝💋💋
Happy Valentine's Day! Feeling blessed to get to share this day and my life with my true love and our three little angels.
Feliz Día de San Valentín mi amado. Gracias a ti hoy tengo el amor que siempre había anhelado. Gracias por existir y por ser la criatura más hermosa en mi universo. Happy Valentine's Day my love. Thank you for being born and for being the most precious creature in my universe.
This little valentine is my biggest #love. #happyvalentinesday may you all feel the love today 💋
Happy Valentines Day!! ♡♡♡ #TheWades
Mine! 😍 #Happyvalentinesday !!
This was my V day surprise 😔 #ballet
Happy Valentine's Day! #MyDebs #M&M
I'm a very lucky lady. #ValentinesCameEarly 💕💕 💕
#home @brookslaich
Doughy heart shaped waffles...yum! 💕💕💕
💞 She loves her Valentine 's Day present! 💞
My favorite flowers from my favorite man (besides my dad of course!) 😍 http://t.co/EXGg7oozFO
daaayyyuuumm my man is fine. happy vday @joshduhamel.
Happy Valentine's Day to my love.. You drive me crazy and you've made me crazy but that's just us ❤️ I love you just as much as you love trying to match my outfits 😏😜😘
My funny Valentines!!! HAPPY VALENTINES DAY everybody!!! #LOVE #loveisallthatmatters #truelove
Happy Valentine's Day beautiful.... I'm so thankful to have and soul that cares for me the way you do. Love you babe
Happy Valentine's Day to the best husband in the world. I love you!
Happy Valentine's Day! I woke up to these from @will_kopelman made by @bloomandplume #icantbelievehowluckyiam
💋 ready for my Valentine
Nothing like flowers from the man of your dreams. ❤️
Happy V Day 💕
Happy Valentines
Happy valentine's Day @normiejenner
Cake war over! Charlie wins!!!! Happy Valentine's Day everyone 💝
I'm on my magical mystery date! Luckiest girl alive.
Happy Valentine's Day to my only one.
Snow, love and lots of happy dogs for us this ❤️day! Love u all! Check them out what a great family http://www.whosay.com/l/ADqaabk
Happy Valentine's Day!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Happy Valentines Day ❤️🌴
#galentinesday with my best gals. A perfect 4 hour dinner thanks to @smokeoilsalt, aka our favorite new restaurant in LA. How did I get so lucky!? #happiness #forfriendship #sisterwives #wifelife
Best Valentines card. Thanks @kdeenihan
Love with cool Mug ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Happy V Day from the Deans🙌🙌🙌

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