Friday, February 15, 2008

Nihon Valentine's

The Japanese celebrate Valentine's Day, but in true Japanese fashion, they've added their own special twist: Feb. 14 is a celebration for men/boys, women typically give chocolate to their guys, to include friends and co-workers. We ladies get our own day on Mar. 14 called "White Day", but (I love this part!) the guys are supposed to give gifts that are 3 times the value of what they received on V-day! Woo hoo! While we're living in Japan we feel it's important to fully embrace Japanese customs and traditions, but at the same time it's equally important to be sure we hold on to our own special traditions. Translation: I'll be banking it on both days ;)

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