South Koreans have a romance-related day for every 14th day of the month. For February 14th, the day recognized as Valentine’s Day in many countries around the world, women give chocolate to the men. In the same way, men give candy to women on March 14th, though not chocolate.
Those that do not receive any candy drown their sorrows on April 14th, mourning being forever alone. This day is referred to as Black Day and singles go to eat black noodles at a restaurant. These noodles represent the woe of singleness.
Other countries have their own Valentines traditions. In Norfolk, UK, Jack Valentine leaves sweets for children on Valentine’s Day. In other countries such as Denmark and Norway, Valentine’s Day is less celebrated and more of a copy of the American version of Valentine’s Day.
In Latin America, the day is expanded to include love for friends, and so friends are added to the gift-giving and kind thoughts. Traditions vary widely. Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day or do you think it’s just a commercialized holiday?
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