Valentine’s Day in the U.S. is a very commercialized romantic holiday in which couples or friends often exchange, gifts, chocolates, flowers and cards. Generally it seems to be a recent phenomenon abroad, with the spread of all things American. In this issue, we learn about how this holiday is celebrated around the world, [...]
Archive for February 12th, 2009
My name is Basma Lahmine and I am 20 year old senior studying at Willamette on exchange from Al Akhawayn University in Morocco. Al Akhawayn University is considered as one of the best universities in Morocco.
The Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau says the western holiday of Valentine’s Day has become a hot date for Chinese couples to get married. The bureau said registration centers throughout Beijing are expecting three times the daily wedding average to take place on the Feb. 14 holiday, China’s official state-run news agency, Xinhua, reported Saturday. A [...]
As many people know from Anime, Valentine’s Day in Japan is the day that girls give boys chocolate, which is the opposite of the US. There are two types of chocolates that girls will give. One is called 義理チョコ（ぎりちょこ), Giri-choco.
I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day but I’ll try to present how this event is celebrated in France objectively. There are many theories about its origin, but if you want to learn more about this, here is a useful link:
Valentine’s Day is called “Día de los Enamorados” in Chile- that means “day of the lovers”… a few years ago we didn’t celebrate it and it is an American day that we adapted in our own way through the Media. The Chilean way to celebrate this is only for couples, you go out with [...]
On the evening of February 14th, Valentine’s Day, the citizens of Balti (the 2nd biggest city in Moldova) will light a candle for their beloved and write love messages on the walls of the Open-Air Theater. The call is a part of the action called “100 hearts – 100 confessions,” which is organized by the [...]