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Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many ways throughout Latin America, and each country has its own unique traditions. Latinos have everything: From parades to gift-giving, to public displays of affection. Overall, Valentine’s Day is a time for people to express their love and affection for one another, and Latin American countries have many unique and colorful ways of celebrating it.

Valentine’s Day is celebrated in many ways throughout Latin America, and each country has its own unique traditions. Latinos have everything: From parades to gift-giving, to public displays of affection. Overall, Valentine’s Day is a time for people to express their love and affection for one another, and Latin American countries have many unique and colorful ways of celebrating it.

Old Love Parade

The parade in Guatemala City, Guatemala features the community’s senior citizens riding festive floats through the streets and wearing colorful costumes to celebrate love.

Peruvian Orchids

In Peru, February 14 is considered a public holiday since Carnaval also takes place during the holiday of love. They celebrate this day with large weddings and festivals. They also exchange orchids rather than traditional Valentine’s Day flowers such as roses.

Angelito

In the Dominican Republic and El Salvador, the tradition is to do “an Angelito, “which is essentially a small gift exchange similar to Secret Santa.

Valentine’s Day in September

In Colombia and Bolivia, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in September instead of February. Traditions of gift-giving and festivities are similar to other countries; however, Colombia celebrates Valentine’s Day on September 20 and Bolivia celebrates the following day on September 21st.

Día del Amor y la Amistad

In Mexico, they celebrate El Día de San Valentin, but it’s more commonly referred to as El Día del Amor y la Amistad. While people still give candies, flowers, and balloons, it’s more about celebrating friendships in Mexico.

Valentine’s Day is widely celebrated across the world. Some popular ways to celebrate this day include exchanging gifts, going on romantic dates, and sharing special meals together. The day is a symbol of love and affection and is a celebration of the bonds between partners, family members, and friends. Whether it’s a grand gesture or a simple act of kindness, the most important thing is to take the time to show appreciation for the special people in your life.

We hope you learned something new today and consider maybe applying these traditions to the way you celebrate it as well.

Sources: LinkedIn- Fun Valentine’s Day Traditions from Latin America

LatinitasMagazine.org – 5 Valentine’s Day Traditions in Latin America

Old Love Parade

The parade in Guatemala City, Guatemala features the community’s senior citizens riding festive floats through the streets and wearing colorful costumes to celebrate love.

Peruvian Orchids

In Peru, February 14 is considered a public holiday since Carnaval also takes place during the holiday of love. They celebrate this day with large weddings and festivals. They also exchange orchids rather than traditional Valentine’s Day flowers such as roses.

Angelito

In the Dominican Republic and El Salvador, the tradition is to do “an Angelito, “which is essentially a small gift exchange similar to Secret Santa.

Valentine’s Day in September

In Colombia and Bolivia, Valentine’s Day is celebrated in September instead of February. Traditions of gift-giving and festivities are similar to other countries; however, Colombia celebrates Valentine’s Day on September 20 and Bolivia celebrates the following day on September 21st.

Día del Amor y la Amistad

In Mexico, they celebrate El Día de San Valentin, but it’s more commonly referred to as El Día del Amor y la Amistad. While people still give candies, flowers, and balloons, it’s more about celebrating friendships in Mexico.

 

Valentine’s Day is widely celebrated across the world. Some popular ways to celebrate this day include exchanging gifts, going on romantic dates, and sharing special meals together. The day is a symbol of love and affection and is a celebration of the bonds between partners, family members, and friends. Whether it’s a grand gesture or a simple act of kindness, the most important thing is to take the time to show appreciation for the special people in your life.

We hope you learned something new today and consider maybe applying these traditions to the way you celebrate it as well.

Sources: LinkedIn- Fun Valentine’s Day Traditions from Latin America

LatinitasMagazine.org – 5 Valentine’s Day Traditions in Latin America

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