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Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 14th February every year. It’s a day where people show their love and affection for one another by sending cards, flowers, chocolates with messages of love and usually sent anonymously. Many people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day but each country has their own traditions. Let’s see how well you know the Valentine’s Day traditions around the world!

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  1. 1. What is Valentine's Day known as in China?

    Valentine's Day Festival
    Valentine's Day Festival
    Qixi Festival
    Qixi Festival
    Day of Love Festival
    Day of Love Festival
    Festival of Love
    Festival of Love
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The correct answer is B) Qixi Festival!

    The Chinese also call it the Qiqao Festival which is usually celebrated in August

    The correct answer is B) Qixi Festival!
  2. 2. What do the Brazilians call Valentine's Day?

    Dias Dos Enamorados
    Dias Dos Enamorados
    Dias Dos Namorados
    Dias Dos Namorados
    Dia De Amor
    Dia De Amor
    Festival Do Dia Dos Namorados
    Festival Do Dia Dos Namorados
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The correct answer is A) Dia Dos Enamorados!

    This means lovers day. Throughout February and March each year, Brazilians have a carnival festival for Valentine's Day

    The correct answer is A) Dia Dos Enamorados!
  3. 3. In Germany, they exchange gifts but what else is exchanged on this day of celebration?

    Sweets
    Sweets
    A Pig
    A Pig
    A Dog
    A Dog
    Flowers
    Flowers
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The correct answer is B) A Pig!

    The pig represents luck and lust and can be given in any form: a picture, chocolate, mini statue or however one sees fit!

    The correct answer is B) A Pig!
  4. 4. Which country has a tradition where the first man a girl sees on Valentine's Day, will become her husband and they would be married within a year?

    Germany
    Germany
    France
    France
    Italy
    Italy
    Spain
    Spain
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The correct answer is C) Italy!

    The first man a woman sees on Valentine's Day will be her husband and they will both be married within a year!

    The correct answer is C) Italy!
  5. 5. In France, men and women would fill houses facing one another. What happened after?

    Women would choose the guy they liked and were married within 6 months
    Women would choose the guy they liked and were married within 6 months
    Men would choose the woman they liked and were married within 6 months
    Men would choose the woman they liked and were married within 6 months
    Men would choose the girl they liked and if they weren't satisfied with their match then they could leave a woman for another
    Men would choose the girl they liked and if they weren't satisfied with their match then they could leave a woman for another
    Women would choose the guy they liked and if they weren't satisfied with their match then they could leave the guy for another
    Women would choose the guy they liked and if they weren't satisfied with their match then they could leave the guy for another
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The correct answer is C!

    The French would call this event 'L'oterie d'amour' or 'Drawing for love'

    The correct answer is C!
  6. 6. What is the traditional Welsh gift on Valentine's Day?

    Heart-shaped Chocolates
    Heart-shaped Chocolates
    A dozen of red roses
    A dozen of red roses
    A love ring
    A love ring
    A love spoon
    A love spoon
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The correct answer is D) A love spoon!

    In the 17th Century, Welsh men carved intricate wooden spoons as a token of affection for the women they loved. Patterns and symbols were carved into these love spoons, each signifying a different meaning: - Horseshoes - means good luck; Wheels - symbolises for support; and keys - symbolises the keys to a man's heart!

    The correct answer is D) A love spoon!
  7. 7. In Africa, how do men know their Secret Admirers?

    The women would send cards with their names on it to their love interest
    The women would send cards with their names on it to their love interest
    The women wear their hearts on their sleeves with their love interest on their shirtsleeves
    The women wear their hearts on their sleeves with their love interest on their shirtsleeves
    The women would tell their love interest that they liked him
    The women would tell their love interest that they liked him
    Men would search for their secret admirers by talking to all the women to find out who it was
    Men would search for their secret admirers by talking to all the women to find out who it was
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The correct answer is B!

    This is customary for women to do this and was an ancient Roman Tradition known as Lupercalia

    The correct answer is B!
  8. 8. Which country sends boxes of hazelnut-filled chocolates with a romantic quote in four different languages?

    France
    France
    Brazil
    Brazil
    Italy
    Italy
    South Africa
    South Africa
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The correct answer is C) Italy!

    The box was called the 'Baci Perugina' which meant chocolate kisses

    The correct answer is C) Italy!
  9. 9. Which country banned the tradition of the bonfire night where women would burn pictures of the men who wronged them and hurled swears and insults at the men?

    The Italian Government
    The Italian Government
    The German Government
    The German Government
    The South African Government
    The South African Government
    The French Government
    The French Government
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The correct answer is D) The French Government!

    This tradition became out of hand so the French government had to ban it!

    The correct answer is D) The French Government!
  10. 10. What is another name for Valentine's Day in China?

    The Chinese Seven Festival
    The Chinese Seven Festival
    The Chinese Double Seven Festival
    The Chinese Double Seven Festival
    The Chinese Festival
    The Chinese Festival
    The Chinese Triple Seven Festival
    The Chinese Triple Seven Festival
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The correct answer is B) The Chinese Double Seven Festival!

    It is celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month - hence why they call it the double seven festival!

    The correct answer is B) The Chinese Double Seven Festival!

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