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.”