Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Different Valentine’s Day traditions around the world

“To this day, the origin of Valentine’s Day still isn’t 100 percent clear. Regardless, many countries celebrate their own variation of the heart-shaped holiday.

The Danish celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving friends and lovers pressed white flowers called snowdrops.

The French are said to be the originators of Valentine’s Day cards. Charles, Duke of Orleans sent love letters to his wife while imprisoned in 1415.”
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