Wanna be an evangelist of Japanese culture: Valentine's Day in Japan

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day in Japan

Today, February 14th, is Valentine's Day.
In Japan, girls and females give confectioneries or other presents to males whom they like(love).
The most common present is chocolate and much chocolate is sold at this time of year.

In addition, Japan has a unique custom.
It's called "Giri-choco".
This custom is that women give chocolate to men who is their classmates and co-workers in schools and companies.
Some give chocolate under joint signature and others give it personally.

For many Japanese boys, the Valentine's Day is one of the most important  events.
They spend a day in a restless mind whether they get chocolate on that day.