Regardless of how you feel about Valentine’s Day (because it seems everyone feels some kind of way), it’a a holiday that brings out the schmoopy in even the most rigid of us from time to time. While some may feel as though it’s another Hallmark-manufactured holiday, there are others who positively jump at the chance to flaunt their love for their significant other. The actual history of Valentine’s Day is a bit murky, and it’s totally unclear how it’s gone from its potentially Pagan roots to the red-and-pink festooned holiday of love it is now. Regardless of all this, however, people worldwide snuggle a little closer on Feb. 14 every year. Our friends at Gift Baskets Overseas sent over this fun infographic detailing how the day is celebrated in varying countries the world over. Some are sweet and romantic, some are just kind of … odd (lookin’ at you, Slovenia) but all are wildly interesting.
Did you see any rituals or traditions you might start undertaking? (I’m partial to Germany: Food, piglets in flower wreaths and gifts … it’s a total win.) Which did you find the most interesting? Tell us in the comments then go enjoy your holiday with the one(s) you love!
Sure, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn made light (and hilarity) out of swooping in on an unsuspecting wedding or two. But wedding crashers can be a legit issue — you’ve likely worked really hard to plan this wedding and if everyone who actually RSVP’d shows up, then your number count is super firm. Add in a couple of Joes in it for the kicks and all of a sudden your caterers are scrambling (if you don’t notice beforehand) and your bill is likely seeing a pretty decent size uptick. It could also put all of the generous gifts in jeopardy (always a good idea to have someone keeping an eye on the gift table). And let’s not even talk about the photos, mmmkay? Because how super shit would it be to get your amazing images back and realize there’s some rando lurking in the back? Gross.
It’s with this absurd behavior in mind (and a little tongue-in-cheek humor) that our homies over at Gift Baskets Overseas created this schamaze little infographic to capitalize on the crashers. Call ’em out on their bad behavior in subtle ways that may make ’em rethink their mooching for any future nuptials.