Valentine’s Day is celebrated all over the world – but the way we show that Happy Valentine’s Day varies from country to country.
Whether you want to maintain your undying love or make a gesture of goodwill – this is the guide for you.
How do you say Happy Valentine’s Day in other languages?
Here’s how to greet people in 17 different languages as the annual celebration of love approaches.
- Arabic – Eid hob sa’eed, habibi (for male), Eid hob sa’eed, habibti (for female)
- Dutch – Fijne valentijnsdag
- French – Bonne Saint Valentine
- German – Happy Valentinestag
- Hawaiians – Hau’oli La Aloha
- Indonesian – Selamat Hari Kasih Sayang
- Italian – Felice San Valentino
- Japanese – Shiawasena Barentainde
- Portuguese – Feliz Dia dos Namorados
- Mandarin – Qingren jie kuaile
- Spanish – Feliz dia de San Valentin
- Swedish – Happy Alla hjartans dag
- Thailand – Sook San Wan Valentine
- Turkey – Sevgililer Gunun Kutlu Olsun
How do other countries celebrate Valentine’s Day?
In Denmark, celebrating Valentine’s Day is a new tradition.
Instead of giving roses to lovers, Danes exchange pressed white flowers called snowflakes.
Men also send women a gaekkebrev, an anonymous letter featuring a funny poem or rhyme.
If she can guess whose it is, she will be given an Easter egg at the end of the year.
In the Philippines, mass weddings usually take place on February 14.
Hundreds of couples gather in shopping malls and other public places to say ‘I like’ for the first time or renew their vows.
And in South Africa, women pinned the names of the men they loved on their shirts, an ancient Roman tradition known as Lupercalia.
Which countries do not celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Despite its relative popularity, not everyone enjoys this annual celebration.
In fact, some countries have gone as far as to ban Valentine’s Day and penalize anyone caught celebrating Valentine’s Day.
- Saudi Arabia
- India (certain provinces)
https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/5310101/happy-valentines-day-french-spanish-german-languages/ How to say Happy Valentine’s Day in French, German, Spanish and 14 more – The Sun