Monday, January 26, 2009

Valentine's Day in my Country

In Brazil, there is no Valentine's Day. Instead, "Dia dos Namorados" (lit. "Day of the enamored", or "Boyfriend's/Girlfriend's Day") is celebrated on June 12, when couples exchange gifts such as lingerie, chocolates, cards and usually a flower bouquet. This day is chosen probably because it is the day before Saint Anthony's day, known there as the ''marriage saint'', when many single women perform popular rituals in order to find a good husband (or nowadays, a boyfriend).
Eu amo voce = I love you

1 comment:

Bethany said...

Its really amazing that in Brazil, there is no Valentine's Day.