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Valentine’s Day Latin American Style

February 1, 2018Read More

The United States is not the only country that has a Valentine’s Day holiday. While the United States version is heavily commercial, we are not exclusive in celebrating this holiday devoted to love. Latin American’s have Valentine’s traditions as well..albeit different. In fact I started reading about what it is like in Peru.

Valentines Day in Peru, Latin America, and Beyond

Valentine’s Day in Peru is a festive holiday. Keep in mind though, this is South America and the weather is completely opposite of North America. Thus February is like our July, adding heat to this romantic holiday. Another difference is the orchid replaces the rose as the flower of choice.

This got me to thinking about celebrating Valentine’s Day in Latin America. The cold weather restrictions of a cold North American winter are now lifted. This really opens up the possibilities. Valentine’s Day in American usually means eating at a restaurant, going dancing, watching a movie, or just enjoying the comforts of home. But doing things outside is somewhat sparse. Yes, there is ice skating, but this may not spell romance or love for many people.

If you go to Latin America or South America for Valentine‚Äôs Day you can turn it into a vacation…

Warm Weather Valentines Day Vacation

You can literally have the ultimate romantic holiday at the beach, by the pool, eating outdoors in short sleeves, or walking in the park. In fact, if Valentine’s Day were a warm weather holiday in America, it would probably inspire outdoor festivals, vacation packages, and more.

valentines day restaurant williamsburgAnd We Would Go Overboard

Summertime is wild enough in America. You would probably see fifty bazillion ads for Valentines’ swimwear. On top of that there would be endless commercial tie ins. Anything with summer, sun for fun would have a big red heart added to it.

But this is only hopeful speculation….

Williamsburg Virginia Valentine’s Day…Latin American Style

But For Now, In Williamsburg Virginia, we offer Latin American food that will warm your heart and palette, but the weather outside is still cold and unforgiving. So enjoy our Latin lunch buffet and Latin American specialty dishes for Valentines Day, or just when you want a warm experience and great food.


References

VALENTINE’S DAY TRADITIONS IN PERU

 In-text: (Lacostanerarestaurant.com, 2018)

Your Bibliography: Lacostanerarestaurant.com. (2018). Valentine’s Day Traditions in Peru. [online] Available at: http://lacostanerarestaurant.com/blog/valentines-day-traditions-peru/ [Accessed 30 Jan. 2018].