69th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra65168280812197 Tamil Nadu2024611313157 Delhi173877846398 Gujarat1635692321007 Rajasthan83654855184 Madhya Pradesh78914444343 Uttar Pradesh77014651213 West Bengal48131775302 Andhra Pradesh3461228960 Bihar3359120915 Karnataka292299749 Telangana2499141277 Jammu and Kashmir234190828 Punjab2197194942 Odisha17239779 Haryana172194019 Kerala120957510 Assam9361044 Uttarakhand493794 Jharkhand4621914 Chhatisgarh4471021 Chandigarh2891994 Tripura2711720 Himachal Pradesh223634 Goa70420 Manipur6060 Puducherry57230 Nagaland3600 Meghalaya27121 Arunachal Pradesh310 Mizoram110 Sikkim100

Valentine’s Day traditions across the globe

Published Feb 14, 2018, 2:29 pm IST
Updated Feb 14, 2018, 2:43 pm IST
This day of romance can be about more than just candy and flowers.
Unique Valentine’s Day traditions from around the world. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Unique Valentine’s Day traditions from around the world. (Photo: Pixabay)

Valentine's Day is the most romantic day on the planet.

Couples are treating each other to special meals and expensive gifts. Roses and chocolate are selling out in stores like hot pancakes.


We all know the usual rituals of the day. But there are a few traditions that not many know about that mark February 14 in a sweet and special way.

A report by HuffPost reveals some of these unique traditions from around the world.

1. Denmark

Loved ones and friends give each other pressed white flowers called snowdrops. Men also give their lover a "joking letter" called gaekkebrev. It consists of a funny poem or silly rhyme and do not sign the note. So the woman has to guess who it is from. If she gets it right, she earns an Easter egg.

2. France

In this already romantic country and event called loterie d’amour, or “drawing for love" used to take place.

Groups of men and women would fill up two houses facing each other. They would then take turns calling out names and pairing off. If the men were not satisfied with their pick they leave the woman for someone else. Rejected women would gather at a bonfire to swear insults at the men that wronged them.


A post shared by Anna Shackleford (@annashackleford) on

3. Wales

People in this part of the world celebrate the saint of lovers Saint Dwynwen. Since the 17th century men would make intricate wooden spoons to show their affection for the women they loved.


A post shared by Dave Cockcroft (@davethebodger) on

4. England

Women place bay leaves on their pillow to attract dreams of their future spouse.

5. South Africa

Women practise an ancient Roman tradition called Lupercalia. They pin the names of their crush on the sleeves of their shirt.


A post shared by Lauren Nik (@lauren.nikolas) on