Did you know…
- As a joke, Valentine’s Day is also referred to as „Singles Awareness Day„.
- In Japan, the women are giving chocolate as gift to their husbands, male colleagues and bosses. In return they can expect to receive white chocolate a month later (March 14th, also referred to as „White Day“ or „St. White’s Day“. Hence the white chocolate.)
- The tradition of the Valentine’s Day is believed to have its roots in the myth of Saint Valentine who died as a Christian martyr.
- Qi Xi is the Chinese equivalent to the Valentine’s Day.
Last but not least I direct some of my Valentine greetings to one special person.
My (online) girlfriend Viktoria:
I wish I could see you today and give you many roses. Usually you receive red roses, but if there is a rose with your name…I believe you can imagine that I prefer taking those. Aside the roses, I’d take up the japan tradition although it’d be altered a bit. I would give you white chocolate as addition to the roses.
Actually, as I think about it, I’d give anything just to be with you right now. I assume it would be a greater gift for both of us than any rose or chocolate could be.
Happy Valentine’s Day!