As you probably know, today is Valentine’s Day. But did you know that Valentine’s Day is very different in Canada and Japan? It’s true! Here I will show you the differences.
Cards, not chocolates
In Canada, people do sometimes give chocolates as gifts on Valentine’s Day. But not all the time. The most important gifts on Canadian Valentine’s Day are cards. Sometimes we call these cards “Valentines.” Sometimes people make Valentines themselves, sometimes they buy them from a store.
Not about girls giving gifts to boys
In Japan, girls give chocolate to boys they like on Valentine’s Day. In Canada, Valentine’s cards are given by anyone, to anyone. Students give cards to teachers. Parents give cards to children. Friends give them to each other. In Japan, a month after Valentine’s Day is White Day, but in Canada there is no White Day. So Valentine’s Day is for everyone.
Well, I hope you learned something today!
Thank you for reading, and until next time,
-Devon (Kasachu ALT)