Archive for February 14th, 2010


#45 happy friends’ day

045/365 happy friends’ day, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

The celebration of Valentine’s Day didn’t arrive in our country until the late 80s. Before that, it used to be mentioned only perhaps in English classes as a cultural enrichment lesson.

We have slightly altered the tradition, though. In addition to the romantic celebration between sweethearts, February 14th is known as ‘Friends’ Day’ over here. I like this idea of everybody being able to celebrate friendship on this day. Thousands of text messages are exchanged between far-away friends, and those that are close typically receive flowers, bottles of wine, chocolates or other such small gifts. Or you meet up with friends for a cup of coffee and a chat.

With this multicoloured bunch of tulips I want to wish HAPPY FRIENDS’ DAY to all of you, near and far!


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