Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What and where in the world are presented on Valentine's Day

In Western Europe, Valentine's Day was widely celebrated in the 13th century in the U.S. - since 1777.

The tradition of giving gifts on that day grew stronger with each passing year ... and became the occasion for quite a successful business. For example, at the beginning of last century, Americans have been taken to send to their brides marzipan, which were quite expensive.

In Japan, the tradition of giving sweets on this day came with the filing of a major company for the production of chocolate. They began to celebrate Valentine's Day in the 30s, and still remains the most popular chocolate gift. By the way, there is Valentine's Day a bit of a "March 8 for men," because Japanese men are, perhaps, even more gifts than women: men's accessories such as razors, lotion, wallet and so on.

Passionate French give jewelry on Valentine's Day.

In Denmark, romantic people send each other dried white flowers.

In Britain, February 14 unmarried girls get up before sunrise, get near the window and look at the passing men. According to legend, the first man, whom they see - her betrothed.

But there are some countries in the world, where a special concern for the celebration of Valentine's Day. Saudi Arabia, for example, the only country in the world where this holiday ... officially banned - under pain of heavy fines.
Don’t wear anything red or be seen in public carrying red roses or heart-shaped balloons and other items symbolizing Valentine's Day. Also, they should not be seen blowing kisses, if not kissing their friends or workmates in public, or they'll be in big trouble.

In ancient times in Russia was a lovers' holiday, only it was not observed in the winter, but in early summer. It has been associated with the legendary love story of Peter and Fevronia and dedicated Kupala - Slavic pagan god, the son of Perun.

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