3.14 Why is it called White Day
White Day (Japanese: ホワ トデ *), located on March 14, is believed to be a continuation of western Valentine’s Day, also known as White Valentine’s Day， which began in Rome in the third century AD. Legend has it that the Roman emperor created Valentine’s Day to commemorate his saving of a couple on February 14 who were about to be executed for violating a ban on marriage. A month later, on March 14, the couple vowed to stay together until death do us part, which became White Day and spread to other countries.
Japan is believed to have been the first country to adopt and popularize the holiday, and its cultural soft power has inspired other Asian countries to follow suit, making this imprecise valentine’s Day a popular alternative for young couples.
What does White Day mean
White Day began as a way to promote candy sales by encouraging the recipient to give something back. It was originally called “White Valentine’s Day”. Since 1980, it has been called “White Day” because the sugar used is white.
White Day is popular in Japan, Taiwan and other regions of China, with different gifts: Specific for February 14, the man gave her a gift, is mainly a rose or chocolate (only in mainland China and the common law). On March 14, white valentine’s day, it’s her turn to send a gift for the man, (Japan, Taiwan, China is just the opposite, February 14 is girl chocolates, March 14 are boys return) in Japan, The recipient will return the favor on March 14 by telling the recipient of the gift. It is also celebrated by young people in parts of Asia.
White Day falls on March 14, one month after Valentine’s Day falls on February 14. The difference between the two is that the white Valentine is the continuation of the Western Valentine’s Day, On February 14, most girls give gifts to their sweethearts to show their love, if the male after a month of consideration is also interested, they will return gifts on March 14 to show their mutual affinity.
Valentine Day on February 14 was originally a day for girls to send chocolate to boys.
In the gift aspect is also different: specifically for February 14, women send men chocolate, On March 14, men will return to send a gift.
Meaning: hope and happiness.
White: full of spiritual, divine, protection, peace, purity, true, sincere and strength, clean, pure, romantic, bright and clear, natural and unrestrained, noble, understand, pure, clear, fresh and respect, pure, simple, humble, precision, innocence, youth, birth. On February 14, the boy give to girl a gift (rose). After a month of consideration and investigation, on March 14, if the girl gives the boy a gift (usually chocolate), it means that the girl is recognized the boy and can fall in love.
So March 14 is also known as White Day. The story of March 14 shows that it is more of a sweet, meeting day than the fervor of February 14.