Most countries honor this feast day, but how they celebrate it varies greatly from place to place.
There are places that celebrate St. Valentine’s Day much as Americans do, with dinner dates, long-stemmed roses, and boxes full of chocolate. But some places see it as a day to celebrate family or friends, or as a day for women to show affection for men, Sadie Hawkins-style. Some countries don’t even celebrate on February 14 at all, but instead have a different day of the year set aside to honor lovers and romance.
However you celebrate this day (and even if you don’t!), come along and see the wide variety of ways in which different countries honor St. Valentine’s Day by clicking the slideshow.
If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.
Here are some numbers:
- 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
- Aleteia is published every day in eight languages: English, French, Arabic, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
- Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
- Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
- Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
- We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)
As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.
Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!