Never fear if you don’t have a date for Valentine’s this year.
In Spain today hardly even registers on the love calendar, so you have plenty of time to find ‘the one’ and share a family sized box of chocolates with.
Couples in Barcelona and Cataluyna celebrate their love on St. George’s Day or La Diada de Sant Jordi – Cataluyna’s national day.
A public holiday, this day is also known as The Day of the Rose or The Day of the Book on which, not surprisingly, a rose or book is given. “A rose for love and a book forever”.
For people from Valencia, the most romantic day of the year is that of Saint Dionysuis, the patron saint of lovers, which is also the day of the Valencian Community.
Festivities and colourful costume parades are held in the main plaza of every town and village during this public holiday.
Woman receive a Mocadora, a handcrafted marzipan figurine wrapped in silk as a sign of love and appreciation.