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8 of the Weirdest Romantic Traditions in the World

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Valentine’s Day is not exactly the most normal holiday if you think about it. A baby named Cupid wearing a diaper and shooting arrows at people is supposed to put us in the mood for romance, all because of a long-forgotten tie-in to a martyred saint? If you think that’s odd, wait until you read about these weird romantic traditions from around the world.

St. Dwynwen’s Day, Wales

Obligation Chocolates, Japan

White Day, Japan

Dia dos Namorados, Brazil

Une Loterie d’Amour, France

Diary Day, South Korea

Jack Valentine, Norfolk, England

Black Day, South Korea

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with the latest information.

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