In Europe, we can find different customs. Unmarried women of Britain and Italy, the night of Valentine rise eager before dawn and placed against the window waiting for a man to go. This is because you have the first man who displayed them or they see, will marry them during that year. Them, with the hope of this happening, year after year, each February 14 flock to their Windows in case it is not a legend. English children, for their part, have habit of singing special songs of love for the occasion, to exchange gifts, candy, fruit or money they receive.
Also in some areas of England, it is very typical of this day that people bake special muffins made from caraway seed, prunes or raisins. In Italy they held a Valentine’s day banquet as if it were a big party. Another representative of this day element are the flowers, and it is in Denmark, where people have customarily send pressed white flowers during Valentine’s day called snow drops their people most dear, either couple or friends. For its part, Danish men were not going to be left behind, and on 14 February sent letters called gaekkebrev (funny letter), and sender write a rhyme but do not sign your name but with points, one for each letter of his name. If the woman who receives it guess who sent, him the reward with an Easter egg at that party.
In United States and Canada, the known Valentines are famous, he is greeting cards that children develop this 14th day of February and exchanged with friends. Festivals in which children are placed all the Valentines in a box previously decorated for the occasion and at the end of the day occur in some schools, distributed each to its respective recipient. Their best cards reserve them for giving them to their relatives and teachers. Older students, take advantage of the occasion to hold dances and celebrations of Valentine. Many people sent flowers, candy, or other gifts to their lovers. But in general, this is what currently makes around the world, including Dominican Republic. Other curious customs are, for example, those that are made in some parts of the world: in Korea, women offer chocolate to men; in New York City only seven couples are chosen to marry on Valentine’s day in the viewpoint of the floor of the Empire State Building 80, becoming part of bridal Club of the famous building and having free admission the day of their anniversary, and in Japan, thousands of lovers approaching Mount Fuji, just at the point of lovers located in Iuzto touch the love campaign three times while they pronounce the name of his beloved to convert his affair into true love. Ultimately, every country has adapted this traditional festival to their own customs, so that today there are so many variants of the celebration of Valentine’s day, as countries that celebrate it.