What is White Day in Japan?

Just like Christmas, Valentine’s Day is another Western holiday that made its way to Japan. In Japan, just like other countries, Valentine’s Day also takes place on February 14th, but there is a big difference in how it is celebrated. And then there is White Day, celebrated exactly a month later on March 14th. Both holidays have copious amounts of chocolate in common, but what exactly is White Day? And what’s its relation to Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day in Japan While the history of Valentine’s Day in the US and Europe goes back to a pagan festival that was celebrated almost 2000 years ago, the lover’s day is relatively new […] …continue reading