Sunday, June 6, 2010

Valentine's Day Traditions

If there's one holiday that's become a worldwide hit, it's Valentine's Day.

In Brazil, the Valentine's Day is called Dia dos Namorados (lit. "Day of the Enamored", or "Boyfriends'/Girlfriends' Day") is celebrated on June 12, when couples exchange gifts, chocolates, cards and flower bouquets. This day was chosen probably because it is the day before the Festa Junina (Saint Anthony's day), known there as the marriage saint, when traditionally many single women perform popular rituals, called simpatias, in order to find a good husband or boyfriend. 

On Malaysia's day of love, which falls on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar, women write their phone numbers on oranges before throwing them into the closest river with hopes that the man of their dreams might pick one up. Fruit vendors often collect the oranges, which are considered a lucky fruit, and resell them at the market—phone numbers and all! Can't you see a romantic comedy flick starting with a guy finding a "call me" orange in his bag of groceries?

You can say "I love you" with something delicious and brighten someone's Valentine's Day with cute cards. The sample above it a vintage sample (that I love the most). It's easy to share a sweet Valentine greetings.
I have some ideas, samples, recipes  and others here. Check it out and have a
Happy Valentine's Day!

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