Learn about Valentine’s Day Traditions in the United States
Americans celebrate Valentine’s Day each year on February 14th by sending cards or letters, giving gifts such as chocolate or flowers, and having meals in restaurants. Many adults see Valentine’s Day as an occasion to offer expensive gifts such as jewelry to their sweetheart. It is also an ideal occasion for marriage proposals and weddings. School children often exchange Valentine cards and candy with their classmates. Sometimes students make their own Valentine cards in class, which are usually decorated with images of hearts, red roses, or Cupid. A short and sweet message, such as the following well-known rhyme often appears on the card:
Roses are red, Violets are blue, Sugar is sweet, And so are you!
Books to read:
Learn American Holidays – Valentine’s Day