[Bits of Knowledge] February 14th is Valentine's Day, isn't it? In Japan, there is an image of giving chocolates and confessing love, but what is Valentine's Day in the first place? I tried to find out by saying.
First of all, the reason why it came to be called St. Valentine's Day is that in the ancient Roman Empire, soldiers were prohibited from marrying on the grounds that the morale of warriors would decrease. It seems that they were holding their wedding ceremony. For this reason, Valentinus was executed on February 14th. Later generations mourned his martyrdom and made this day St. Valentine's Day.
The Japanese custom of giving chocolates began as part of the promotion of a confectionery company. In the first year, only a few were sold in 3 days, and it did not penetrate at all. After that, from around the late 1970s, with the economic bubble boosting the day, it became popular as a day when women could confess their love to men once a year.
Valentine's Day in other countries is very diverse, and there are various gifts such as message cards, flowers, and songs. The person to give it to is also various, from men to women, but it is the same as giving it to someone important.
With that in mind, Valentine's Day
① Gifts do not have to be chocolates
② It is mainstream worldwide to give presents to important people regardless of gender
Therefore, on Valentine's Day, why not put the name of the person you want to give on the "Door PETA Hanko" and give it to someone important to you, regardless of gender?
It's compact, so it won't be too much luggage for the person you give it to, and it's stylish and practical, so I'm sure you'll be happy!
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