In some parts of Europe, lovers give St Valentine’s keys to each other symbolizing the act of asking their receiver to unlock the giver’s heart.
In Finland, Valentine’s Day is known as Ystävänpäivä, which translates to “Friend’s Day”, and they focus this day on remembering friends.
In Japan, Valentine’s Day focuses on men as women are not the receiver, they are the ones who give chocolates to men.
In South Korea, there are 12 days of love that fall on the 14th of every month. On the 14th of February, like in Japan, women are the ones who give men presents.
In Brazil, people don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. Instead they celebrate “Dia dos Namorados” on 12th June, which honors St Anthony, who is known as the saint of matchmaking and marriages.
In Mexico, February 14th is not a day of celebration, but a day of national mourning.
On the other hand, in Muslims-majority countries like Pakistan, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia, celebrating Valentine’s Day can result in severe punishment because it is seen as un-Islamic.
How is Valentine’s Day celebrated where you’re from?
Source: The Telegraph