How to celebrate Valentine's Day in different countries
• How to celebrate Valentine's Day in different countries
Until Valentine's Day only a week. The stores are already appearing chocolates in the form of hearts and valentines. For many countries, the ritual of the Day Valentine's Day is quite typical, but there are exceptions.
In Denmark, the flowers of particular relevance. On Valentine's Day in Denmark decided to give snowdrops. Instead of valentines men give women gaekkebrev - humorous letters consisting of a funny poem.
Paris is considered one of the most romantic cities in the world. It is said that the first Valentine has appeared in France, when the Duke of Orleans, being in prison had sent love letters to his wife.
The St. Valentine's Day in France held a march "Une Loterie dAmour". All the lonely people go out into the streets, stopping at each house and shout "Be my Valentine". And if the offer to respond, it is possible to be born a new couple.
Welsh do not celebrate Valentine's Day. But they have the Holy Duinuen day - patron saint of lovers. The holiday is celebrated on 25 January. You will not find Welsh celebrating Valentine's Day - instead of people in Wales celebrate St Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers, on 25 January. Traditional romantic gift is a carved spoon pattern which has a certain value. For example the key symbolizes the key to a man's heart.
China also celebrate analogue of Valentine's Day - Qixi Festival. Girls cut pieces of watermelons and melons make a wish and a good marriage.
On the eve of British women are placed on a bed of bay leaves five - one in each corner and one in the center, to get married. Sheets moistened with rose water.
On Valentine's Day in the Philippines are mass wedding ceremony.
Romantic Dinner is one way to celebrate Valentine's Day in Italy.