Valentine’s traditions around the world
A popular Danish Valentine's Day tradition is the exchange of "lover's cards."
France - In France when February 14 rolls around, couples trade letters and gift
South Korea -
Valentine's Day is a popular holiday for young couples in South Korea, and variations of the holiday are celebrated from February through April.
Back in the day, women placed bay leaves on their pillows on Valentine’s Eve to bring dreams of their future husbands.
On February 14, San Trifon Zartan is celebrated in Bulgaria, which means "Day of Winemakers."
Italians celebrate Valentine's Day with gift exchanges and romantic dinners.
Pigs are considered a symbol of luck in Germany, so it's not uncommon to give and receive pig statues, stuffed animals, and more on Valentine's Day.
Argentinians don't traditionally celebrate Valentine’s Day in February. Instead, they celebrate their love during the "Week of Sweetness" in July.
In Taiwan, men will give huge bouquets to their loves on February 14 and later again on July 7.
Czech Republic -
In the Czech Republic, Valentine's Day is celebrated on May 1. On this day, young couples kiss under the cherry trees for good luck.
For anyone who is single, Finland is the place to be! Valentine's is all about celebrating with your friends. The day is even called Friend’s Day in Finnish.
On February 14, Estonia celebrates Friendship Day, known as Sõbrapäev. The day is for everyone, couples and singles, to celebrate love.
Similar to South Korea, Japanese women buy gifts and chocolates for their male companions on February 14. Men can't return gifts until March 14.
Valentine’s Day is a popular occasion for mass weddings where hundreds, sometimes even thousands, will tie the knot.
Thailand - In Thailand , couples who get married around Valentine’s Day often take part in a mountainside ceremony that involves climbing scary heights.
Norwegians have a tradition of writing poems to their beloved, and pressing a small white Snowdrop flower inside the paper.
Slovenia - There's a popular belief that birds propose to each other on February 14, and to witness this one must walk barefoot through fields.