Valentine’s Day is almost upon us again, and our elite escorts are looking forward to some romance and passion with our charming gentlemen clientele.
As our portfolio of London escorts are truly an international bunch, we decided to find out how Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world. You can read our findings below, and we think some of these traditions are really lovely.
Valentine’s Day celebrations in the Philippines are similar to celebrations in the rest of the world, but just on a much bigger scale. In 2004, for example, no less than 5,122 couples got together on the Manila waterfront to set the world’s record for the most simultaneous kisses. Those amorous Filipinos have taken mass celebrations to the next level since then, and now thousands of couples share a wedding day on each February 14th. Even those who are already married gather together at malls or other public areas around the country to renew their vows en masse. How sweet is that?
France is where the Valentine’s Day tradition was born. When Charles, Duke of Orléans was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415, he sent his wife a poem, signing it, “Your Valentine,” thus creating the world’s first Valentine Card. This action inspired people in France to start doing the same for their loved ones, and the rest is history. Nowadays, France’s capital Paris is widely seen as the most romantic in the world, but the real epicentre of love takes place in the aptly-named village of St. Valentin in the Loire region. Here, houses are decked with roses, trees are covered in love letters, and people wait for this day to propose.
The Czech Republic traditionally celebrated lover’s day on May 1st, but these days Valentine’s Day competes with it so much that lucky Czechs get two days of celebrations. Lovers in the capital Prague like to make a pilgrimage up the hill to Petrin Park in the old town. Here they visit the statue of romantic Czech poet Karel Hynek Mácha. In the May celebrations, they return to the park where they find a cherry tree in blossom and kiss underneath. How lovely.
Italians are world-famous as great lovers, so it should be no surprise that they take Valentine’s Day very seriously indeed. Initially, the people of Italy celebrated 14th February as a spring festival, but they embraced the lover’s day tradition with gusto. These days, Italian couples celebrate the day with romantic dinners and gift-giving. One popular treat is a packet of Baci Perugina sweets. These chocolate-covered hazelnuts come with a message of love in four languages and are highly important in Italian culture. Another tradition is for young girls to wake up before dawn on Valentine’s Day and go for a walk. The first single man they see will be their future husband, or at least look like him.
Which of these Valentine’s Day traditions do you like the sound of the most? Will you try to incorporate any of them into your next date? One thing is for sure, any of our Viva London escorts would love to share the romance with you this Wednesday, so why not choose who you want to spend some quality time with?