Friday, February 8, 2013

Fact of the Day: Brazil's Valentine's Day

Valentines Day is not celebrated in Brazil. One of the reasons is that the date conflicts with the Brazilian Carnival. There is a romantic holiday known as Dia dos Namorados which is celebrated on June 12th. 

28 comments:

Aunt Mary said...

Very interesting fact.

Kay said...

Now this is very interesting. I was surprised that they celebrated Valentines Day in Japan. My cousin told me the office workers had to give candy their bosses though. Tsk.

Crazy for fashion said...

How interesting! I didn´t know! Have a lovely weekend

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Well, that would make sense. That way they can enjoy both holidays.

Dana said...

Interesting fact!

Happy weekend. ☺

DEZMOND said...

we don't celebrate either here. In Serbia it's a day of a Saint who is the patron of vine and vineyard owners.

MEcoy said...

ohh i see well then brazil is a destibation for single person this valentines haha

Unknown said...

Brasilian carnival is really most beautiful then Valentine's Day in my opinion!!!
Ad I think it's fool of love too!!!!
Chiara
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Dana said...

Adam, I accidentally deleted your comment on my page. Gah! Sorry, friend.

Breathtaking said...

I did not realize that the Dia dos Namorados falls on my birthday!
Clever these Brazilians!!

Pat Hatt said...

At least they have it right too, no over commercialized crap.

Gloria Baker said...

well you know, here the people celebrate all things:))
anyway the Carnaval in Rio es terrible, die a lot of people:(
I think Valentine s day is more quiet!!

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Oh i didn't know that!
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Tatiana said...

Interesting:-)

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Filip and Kristel said...

Than I would also prefer carnaval. Have you been there with carnaval in Rio. People say it is dangerous. What's your opinion?

Greetings,
Filip

Christine said...

interesting topical fact!

Anita said...

i love both of them!!Happy weekend Adam!!))

Jane said...

Sounds like they're not lacking in holidays anyways :)

A Lady's Life said...

That's interesting. They have so many nice holidays to celebrate.
It's good to keep a country in celebration.

Alba - Petit Sweet Couture said...

Oh! no lo sabia

xoxo

Linda said...

Very interesting fact.

Al Penwasser said...

Round about the same time as Mardi Gras isn't it?
Yeah, as if New Orleans NEEDED an excuse to drink.

Adam said...

no idea, I hear Brazil can be an unsafe place

joy said...

It is like mothers day in Norway that they celebrate instead in february coz in May month they have national day.

JJ said...
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JJ said...

i thought V day was big in brazil.
how interesting.

de engineur said...

They are also more crazy for football sometimes