Trivia: What do Japanese people do for Valentine's day?

Jan 31, 2022

Q.

What do Japanese people do for Valentine's day?

 

A.

In Japanese culture, women give chocolates to men. Whoever receives a gift on Valentine's day will reciprocate by giving a gift back to her on White Day one month later.

As gifting culture is very big in Japan, some women feel obligated to give chocolates to their colleagues, not just their significant others. Some people enjoy baking for others, but those who feel pressured to give will sometimes take a paid vacation on Valentine's day to escape from the financial burden of buying chocolates for their whole office! 

How does Valentine's day work in your country?

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