- March 14
What's the meaning of this event?
White Day, March
14, as opposed to Valentine's Day, is a completely Japanese event. While
women give gifts to men on Valentine's Day in Japan, on White Day, men should
return the favor and give gifts to women from whom they received gifts or
chocolate, or to women in whom they are romantically interested.
Are there objects associated with this
Although White Day is
not as big as St. Valentine's Day, many people still send various gifts. For White Day cookies,
candies or white chocolates are common instead of regular chocolates. There
is a superstition among some young people
that if someone gives you cookies, that means "I love you;" candies
mean "I like you," and white chocolate means "Let's be
friends." Other gifts usually given
along with food are jewelry, handbags, shoes, wallets, scarves, handkerchiefs, and stuffed animals. Some men, just
as in America,
give lingerie to their girlfriends.
What do people do on this day?
on St. Valentine’s Day, on the day of or before White Day, we can see many couples
enjoying going out together around town. They often go shopping, see movies, or dine at fancy
In spite of the
popularity of St. Valentine's Day among children, boys rarely return gifts to
girls on White Day. Therefore, mothers whose boys are in elementary schools
or kindergartens buy cookies or candies, and give them to the girls who gave
chocolates to their boys.
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