Valentine’s Day in Japan

Valentine’s Day is recognized internationally as a day when people exchange cards and gifts as a sign of affection.

But Japan has it’s very own tradition ! Women are expected to offer chocolate to men in their lives; including husbands, male friends, co-workers and bosses. The giving of chocolate to men with no romantic connotations is known as “giri-choco” – or Obligation Chocolates! Men are expected to return the favor one month later on March 14th, known as “White Day.”

Happy Valentine’s!
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