Red roses, chocolates, jewellery or perhaps a nice romantic, candlelit dinner for two? These are the things we usually treat our loved one's to in the Western World for Valentine’s Day.
But what do the old romantics in other parts of the world do? Is Valentine’s Day even celebrated, and does it even have the same meaning?
Valentine’s Day started as a Christian celebration, in Rome, for one of a number of saints named Valentinus. It was only after Chaucer romanticized the day in a poem in 1382 that it became a celebration of romantic love.
The Victorians popularized the day by mass producing Valentine’s Day cards and this soon spread across the Atlantic to the Americas. It soon grew into the large industry of flowers, chocolates and cards, that we all know today.
So what happens in other parts of the world? The website Read full release