National Kiss Day, or National Kissing Day, is held on July 6. The purpose of the holiday is for every participant to make an effort to receive a kiss at least once during this 24-hour period.
According to the National Kissing Day website, all types of kisses qualify for National Kissing Day, including pecks on the cheek, romantic kisses and platonic kisses from family members. Kisses may also be for any purpose, such as saying hello or goodbye.
The only rule that must be followed for National Kissing Day is to ensure that both parties are wiling participants in the kiss. Kisses may be private and do not have to be shared with others in order to "count."Learn More
The colorful candy hearts known as conversation hearts are marketed under the brand name of Sweethearts, which were first introduced in 1902 with sayings such as "Be Mine," "True Love," "Kiss Me" and "Be Good." These hearts were preceded by round wafer candies with wedding slogans imprinted on them.Full Answer >
In Japan, February 14 is a day in which women give chocolates to the men in their lives; the chocolates that women give to the people they aren't romantically involved with, such as relatives and co-workers, are known as "giri-choko," which translates to English as "obligation chocolates." The idea behind this terminology is that the woman is giving these chocolates out of a sense of obligation rather than love. When Japanese women give chocolates to their romantic partners or interests, these candies are known as "honmei-choko," or "true love chocolates."Full Answer >
The first known connection between love and birds appears in the British medieval poet Geoffrey Chaucer's work "Parliament of Fowls," in which the poet writes of birds choosing mates on Valentine's Day. Another 14th century poet, Otto de Granson, began the practice of writing Valentine's Day poetry but did not mention birds until one of his last poems.Full Answer >
There are various ways of making a Valentine craft with the words, "Whale you be my Valentine?" A play on words or using puns is popular for making Valentine crafts. Among your craft options would be making a card shaped like a whale with the words printed or written inside.Full Answer >