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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentine's Day+ Some Valentine's Day Traditions Around The World

Happy Valentine's day guys!!!! Hope you've had a love filled day, giving and receiving love. Love is a beautiful thing and beyond today, we still have everyday as an opportunity to show and give others love, especially to the helpless, hopeless and suffering amongst us. Also never forget to let those closest to you - parents, siblings, spouses, children and family, feel what love truly is.

Love goes deeper than the emotions, the butterflies in your's about giving and sacrifice, it's about growing and learning, it's about hope and never giving up. For the married - keep finding new reasons and new ways to love and keep on loving your spouse. For the singles - love is giving, learning, growing, sacrifice, commitment, understanding, patience and selfless. Below are some ways Valentine's day is celebrated around the world. Enjoy!!!!!!!

South Africa: Some young South Africans celebrate Valentine’s Day by pinning the name of their sweetheart to their sleeve, in a tradition that is known in the country as Lupercalia, in reference to the ancient Roman fertility festival that preceded Valentine’s Day in the West.

Estonia: In Estonia, Valentine’s Day is called “Friend’s Day” so that single people are not left out of the festivities. While streets may still be decorated with hearts and other Valentine’s symbols, there is also an emphasis on non-romantic love, with friends and family members exchanging presents on the holiday. But if you’re still looking for romance, singles also have the opportunity to take a ride on a special “love bus” on the holiday.

Ghana: Though Ghanaians have adopted many of the same Valentine’s traditions as other parts of the world, since 2007, Feb.14 has also been known as “National Chocolate Day” in Ghana, one of the world’s largest cocoa exporters. The move, which aims to promote Ghana’s contribution to chocolate production through museum exhibits and special chocolate-themed restaurant menus, was pushed by the country’s tourism ministry as a means of attracting visitors to the West African nation.

Philippines: One Valentine’s Day tradition that has become increasingly popular in the Philippines is the mass wedding celebration, which brings together hundreds of couples in large, open spaces across the country to be married in a colossal public ceremony. Around 4,000 couples were married in Valentine’s Day mass wedding ceremonies in 2013.

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