February 14th for some, is a day to look forward to, and for some, it is a day to dread.
Valentine’s Day is ultimately a time to celebrate love and a reminder to show appreciation to loved ones. A day to make the person you love feel a little extra bit special and valued.
Although some argue that Valentine’s Day is too commercialized now, I personally believe it is about what you make of the day. It’s personal and up to you and your loved ones how you choose to celebrate, or not celebrate.
In Japan, Valentine’s Day also holds significance. Some people are not a fan of the holiday, some enjoy it, and some are adamantly opposed, but it can’t be denied that Valentine’s Day in Japan is widely celebrated. It has its own set of traditions and expectations, and has its own set of cultural norms. The festivities are not exactly the same as it is in much of the world that celebrates it.
In Japan they celebrate Valentine’s Day twice on February 14th and March 14th. On February 14th, the female gives a gift to their loved ones. And on March 14th, the male gives a gift to their loved ones.
Were you able to give a gift to your special one this year?
I sure did.