Valentine’s Day isn’t a day limited to just one or two countries. There are many Valentine’s Day traditions around the world to give couples a special day to amp up the romance.
Valentine’s Day is an international holiday celebrated by a majority of countries around the globe. Here are five countries you can celebrate Valentine’s Day in Japan, Denmark, Ghana, the Philippines, and Argentina. Each of these countries celebrates Valentine’s Day in a unique way, and sometimes, they even celebrate it on different dates.
The rest of this article will cover Japan, Denmark, Ghana, the Philippines, and Argentina.
Japan is quite different from most countries when it comes to Valentine’s Day. It is celebrated on February 14th, but it’s a day for women to buy gifts for their male companions. These gifts can range from sentimental to something classic like chocolates, as long as it’s the woman giving to the man.
From there, men can’t return any gifts until March 14th, a full month later. When this day rolls around, it’s called “white day”. If you want to participate in this holiday, then the best places to go would be Tokyo and or Kyoto.
Just like Japan, Denmark celebrates Valentine’s Day on February 14th. However, there’s a twist that makes it stand out: it’s not just for lovers. That’s right, even friends can get involved in this holiday by giving each other handmade cards.
Friends and lovers alike give each other gifts not limited to traditional items like roses and candy. These handmade cards are special because they have pressed white flowers on them, which are called snowdrops. If you want to participate in this holiday, then the best places to go would be Bornholm and or Aarhus.
Yes, this holiday is also celebrated on February 14th, but there’s another twist: it’s not really called “Valentine’s Day”. Instead, this holiday is known as “National Chocolate Day”. Ghana created this holiday to increase tourism.
On February 14th, Ghana hosts performances and music events celebrating chocolate because Ghana is one of the largest cocoa-producing countries in the world. If you want to participate in this holiday, then the best places to go would be Cape Coast and or Accra.
Continuing the streak, the Philippines also host Valentine’s Day on February 14th, but it’s special because it’s like a gala day. It’s a very unique day for young people.
If you want to see a giant Valentine’s Day gala, then go to either Cebu City or Manila.
Breaking free from the norm, Argentina doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in February. Instead, they have a whole week of “sweetness” in July. The classic Valentine’s Day traditions you’re used to being held during this week.
The week of sweetness is a very special event that includes exchanging kisses, sweets, and other thoughtful gifts. If you want to participate in this holiday, then the best places to go would be Ushuaia and or Iguaza Falls.