How to say Happy Valentine’s Day in different languages

Posted by Simon Luckhurst on February 14, 2022

Valentine’s Day is celebrated across the world, are you are celebrating with a loved one, friends, or simply treating the day like any other? Impress your Valentine this year! And learn how to say “Happy Valentine’s Day” in different languages.

How do you say Happy Valentine’s Day in other languages?

  • Arabic – Eid hob sa’eed, habibi (to a male), Eid hob sa’eed,habibti (to a female)
  • Dutch – Fijne valentijnsdag
  • French – Joyeuse Saint Valentin
  • German – Alles Liebe zum Valentinstag
  • Indonesian – Selamat Hari Kasih Sayang
  • Italian – Buon San Valentino
  • Japanese – Shiawasena Barentainde
  • Portuguese – Feliz Dia dos Namorados
  • Mandarin – Qingren jie kuaile
  • Spanish – Feliz dia de San Valentin
  • Swedish – Glad Alla hjärtans dag
  • Thailand – Sook San Wan Valentine
  • Turkish – Sevgililer Günün Kutlu Olsun

How do other countries celebrate Valentine’s Day?

In Denmark, they swap pressed white flowers called snowdrops, rather than giving sweethearts roses. Men also give women a Gaekkebrev, an anonymous letter that features a funny poem or rhyme. If she can guess who it is from she will be given an Easter egg later in the year.

In the Philippines, it’s common for mass weddings to take place on February 14. Hundreds of couples gather in shopping malls and other public places to either say ‘I do’ for the first time or renew their vows.

And in South Africa, women pin the names of the men they admire on their shirtsleeves, which honors the ancient Roman tradition known as Lupercalia.

If you know of any other interesting Valentine’s Day-related traditions, let us know below! Or feel free to leave a comment with any other language translation you have for “Happy Valentine’s”.

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