Romantic Traditions and Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

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It’s that time again. you are planning the perfect date and gift for the most romantic holiday of the year. A lot of pressure right? Well let us help! Here are 20 Date ideas for you and your valentine this year, and 10 classic valentine’s traditions, just for fun. 


20 Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day 2023


  1. Cook a meal together
  2. Create your favorite cocktail/mocktails
  3. Enjoy a boat ride
  4. Have a backyard dinner
  5. Plant a tree together
  6. Tend to your garden together
  7. Have a spa day
  8. Take an art class
  9. Set a picnic in a garden
  10. Stargaze together
  11. Visit a museum
  12. Escape Rooms
  13. Make Valentine’s Day cards
  14. Create a private movie theater in your house and screen a romantic movie.
  15. Take a dance class
  16. Recreate your first date 
  17. Breakfast in bed
  18. Visit your local bookstore
  19. Play some romantic games.
  20. Learn about and explore some other valentine’s traditions around the world. Try different activities, gifts, and foods.


20 Classic Valentine’s traditions around the world

  1. In the philippines, Valentine’s day is a day where many young couples are married in a special event sponsored by the government in the form of a large gala. 
  2. In Ghana, the largest cocoa producing country in the world, February 14th is “National Chocolate Day” and is celebrated with many special events and themed dishes.
  3. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on different days in different countries. In Wales, January 25th is “day of San Dwynwen.” On the day, lovers exchange unique and beautifully handcrafted wooden spoons to each other. This tradition is being practiced since the 16th century.
  4. The Victorians gifted each other “puzzle purses” which are a group of love letters that have distinct unique messages, but also fit together to make a complete “puzzle” of messages. 
  5. In Denmark they traditionally celebrate by sending loved ones pressed and dried flowers
  6.  Richard Cadbury, the heir of the renowned British chocolate empire, is credited with creating the first heart-shaped box for the holiday, according to Since then, they have become a delightful and traditional valentines gift 
  7. Poem Writing: The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London
  8. In the Czech republic, It’s become a tradition for couples to visit the statue of Czech poet Karel Hynek Macha, situated near a cherry tree grove and kiss under the boughs of the trees for good luck.
  9. In England, some of the children will sing for people in the community (similar to caroling at christmastime), and are often rewarded with candy, money, or baked sweets. 
  10. In germany the pig is a symbol of love, and a common gift to give and receive during valentines are pig toys, stuffed animals, and decorations. 


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