Different Valentine's Day traditions around the world

By Jordyn Rolling, Buzz60

To this day, the origin of Valentine's Day still isn't a hundred percent clear.

Regardless, many countries celebrate their own variation of the heart-shaped holiday in a variety of fun, interesting ways.

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 three separate days, with women giving gifts Feb 14th, men on March 14th and the lonely, well, eating their feelings 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.

As for those in America, most of us are just happy if our significant other even remembers!

Scroll through to see the best gifts to give this Valentine's Day:

7 PHOTOS
Valentine's Day Jewelry
See Gallery
Valentine's Day Jewelry

SUGARFIX by BaubleBar is the newest (literally, launches tomorrow) jewelry collaboration between BaubleBar and Target. 

Perfect for Valentine's Day, the line brings together chic, affordable jewelry, all of which make the perfect gifts for your friends and family.

BUY IT

Amaya Jones Green Tourmaline Sun Hand Chain, $ 650.00

Handmade jewels from Amaya Jones is the perfect, one of a kind gift to give this Valentine's Day. Based in LA, the chic and trendy jewelry is made with healing crystals, offering a sense of wholeness and balance to whoever is wearing them. 

BUY IT

Pinko Ceramic/Steel LICIS 2 Watch, $380.00

The launch of Pinko's first wristwatch collection conveniently falls around Valentine's Day, making it the perfect gift this holiday. 

The collection, called "Time Garden" offers five unique and sleek styles, are waterproof and made with high-resistance mineral glass. While our favorite is the beige ceramic watch, we can't help get excited for spring with the bold colors of this collection. 

BUY IT

Cufflinks.com "I Love You" Hidden Message Bar Tie, $25.00

Subtlety goes a long way with this silver and sleek bar tie, engraved with a hidden "I Love You". It's the perfect gift for him this Valentine's Day. 

BUY IT

Rachel Roy V Post Earrings, $28.00

These gorgeous studded, gold earrings are a perfect and affordable gift this Valentine's Day. It's the perfect accessory to dress up any outfit. 

BUY IT

David Yurman 5mm Sterling Silver Buckle Bracelet, $495.00

Go for the silver this Valentine's Day with this simple and delicate band, decorated in 18-karat gold accents. 

BUY IT
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
Read Full Story

Sign up for the Best Bites by AOL newsletter to get the most delicious recipes and hottest food trends delivered straight to your inbox every day.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.