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Valentine's Day Around the World

VALENTINE'S Dap Around the World To celebrate Valentine's Day, take a moment and explore how different countries commemo- rate that delightful emotion of love. After all, it is what makes the world go round! to North America Australia Australia to Central America and South America to Asia In the 1800s, Australian men impressed their United States & Canada Valentine's with Couples demonstrate theirI flowers and romantic China through gifts, The so-called "Chinese extravagant gifts, thanks to newfound Valentine's Day" is wealth from the gold to Europe Italy "Only just a friend?" Sory! "II Giorno della dinners. Children known as the "Qixi Most Countries exchange Valentine's rush. Today Valentine's Middle East Israel According to Jewish Festival." Celebrated The citizens of many Day is more subdued but men stil traditionally buy more cards and Day cards with their on the seventh day of Central and South friends and have he seventh month of American countries classroom parties. The he lunar calendar, it celebrate "El Dia del most common symbols commemorates a day gifts than women. Amor y la Amistad" by Festa Degli Innamorai" tradiion Tu B'Av, a Valentine's Day in Australia is not just of Valentine's Day are on which a legendary exchanging presents as is strictly celebrated as holiday of love, is heart shapes, which are Cow herder and "amigo secretos" or a day for lovers. celebrated on the 15th meant for lovers alone, weaving maid are allowed to be together. used to decorate many secret friends. Each day of the month of Av but is also considered things, including cards, trees, wrapping paper, cookies and gift baxes. particpant gives and receives an anonymous (usually late August). Historically, unmarried girls would borrow white dresses and dance in as an occasion to strengthen love and Their love was gift It is also common forbidden and they were affection between banished to opposite to see people perform "acts of appreciation" sides of the Silver River until this special day, family, friends and neighbors. the vineyards to Eastern Europe for their friends. celebrate the beginning when a flock of magpies of the grape harvest. form a bridge to reunite Latvia & Lithuania Nowadays people mark he lovers. the occasion by pronouncing love, proposing marriage and giving gifts like cards These countries first celebrated Valenfine's Day in 1990 after gaining independence from the Soviet Union. or đčowers. propoint IGRAPHICS http://www.census govlnewsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_ editions/cb 13-106 html http:/'s_Day Brown, Ju; Brown, John (2006). China, Japan, Korea: Culture and customs. North Charleston: BookSurge. ISBN 1-4196-4893-4.

Valentine's Day Around the World

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With so many cultural differences in the world, it's easy to forget that we share many of the same precious emotions - like love! This year the designers at ProPoint Graphics decided to create a swee...


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