Valentine day is celebrated in more or less every country with great fanfare, however, with a twist. The people of every country follow different traditions while celebrating the day. Let's have a look at how people of different countries observe this day:-
China- In China, a man offers chocolates and flowers to the woman he loves. In this country, Valentine's day is often termed as "lovers festival." The legend says that on this day, a cowherder and a weaving maid tied the knot.
Finland- In Finland, Valentine's day is synonymous with"‘Friend's day." Therefore, this day is meant for remembering all friends rather than just the loved ones.
France- This traditional Catholic country celebrates Valentine day in a similar manner as celebrated in western countries.
Iran- The citizens of Iran celebrate Esfandegan, a festival in which they express their love for their mothers and wives.
Israel-In Israel, people here celebrate the Jewish equivalent of Valentine day which is called Tu B'AV. During ancient time, the girls wear white dresses and dance in the vineyards where boys wait for them. However, in modern times, the people here celebrate this day by pronouncing their love by gifting cards and flowers.
Japan- In Japan, a custom prevails wherein the office ladies gives chocolates to their co-workers on this day. The men are expected to give the valuable return gifts to the women on "reply day". However, unlike western countries, giving gifts like greeting cards, candles and flowers are uncommon in Japanese culture.
Philippines- In Philippines, Valentine's day is celebrated much like that in the western countries. The citizens of this country call this day as "Hearts day".