26 Mar '11, 7pm

White Day (ホワイトデー Howaito Dē) | A Jolly Affair: Apparently, in Japan, Valentine's Day (14 Feb) is observed by fe...

Apparently, in Japan, Valentine’s Day (14 Feb) is observed by females who present chocolate gifts (either store-bought or handmade), usually to a male, as an expression of love, courtesy or social obligation. A handmade chocolate is usually preferred by the receiver, because it is a sign that the receiving male is the girl’s “only one”. On White Day, the converse happens: males who received a honmei-choco (本命チョコ?, “chocolate of love”) or giri-choco (義理チョコ?, “courtesy chocolate”) on Valentine’s Day are expected to return the favor by giving gifts, usually more expensive.

Full article: http://joannepeh.com/2011/03/26/white-day-%E3%83%9B%E3%83...

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