Valentine’s Day – the day of Love

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 by Taakjhaak Editorial

Valentine’s Day is celebrated all across the world as a day of Friendship and Love. In Finland, it is called Ystävänpäivä which means a “Friend’s day” whereas in some Latin American countries, it is known as “Día del Amor y la Amistad” i.e. The Day of Love and Friendship.

Loads of notions and superstitions are attached with this day.

Valentine's day factsIn old times,In Great Britain and Italy unmarried women rise before sunrise and stand next to their window. If the men crossing in the street resemble the man they dream of they are likely to get a proposal from that person.In  some areas of Great Britain women write the names of few prospective admirers on a piece of paper which is placed on clay balls.These are then dropped into water and the paper which will surface first will be the name of her future husband.

Talking about today, in Denmark , pressed white flowers are send as customary to all friends whereas in Korea, if any single does not receive a gift, flower or a card from someone on Valentine’s Day, they visit a restaurant in the evening and have black noodles to mourn their single status.

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