The World Celebrations of Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day

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The World celebrations of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is celebrated throughout the world by a vast array of countries and cultures, though not all of them follow the same traditions as the United States or Great Britain. There are regional touches to the day, in Norfolk, a person called ‘Jack’ Valentine knocks on the rear door of houses leaving sweets, treats and even presents for children. Even in nearby Wales Valentine’s celebrations are slightly altered: they are called Dydd Santes Dwynwen (St. Dwynwen’s Day) and are held on Jan 25 to honour St Dwynwen, the patron saint of Welsh lovers.

In France, Valentine’s Day is known as “Saint Valentin”, and in Spain, Valentine’s Day is known as “San Valentin”; both share the tradition we are familiar with, though in Catalonia it replaced by similar festivals where roses or books are given on La Diada de Sant…

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