Love Makes the World Go Around

Day to Day

Join us as we explore how the Valentine's Day is celebrated differently around the world…

With a special day around the corner, we are starting to get giddy with the idea of love. From roses and chocolates to romantic dinners, Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate all things love. Join us as we explore how the day is celebrated differently around the world…


In Mexico, the day is devoted to celebrating all types of love. Known as the ‘Day of Love and Friendship’, it is an occasion to share appreciation for all of your loved ones and those you care about including friends.

South Korea

In South Korea, men are treated to all of the attention. That’s right! The fellas get all of the pampering, gifts and chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Thankfully, the ladies also get a special day in the spotlight one month later. On March 14th, it’s their turn to get doted on.


Although a kitchen utensil doesn’t scream romance, love spoons are exchanged amongst loved ones to show affection in Wales. Often adorned with Celtic knots and hearts, the hand-crafted spoons are a token of love and affection, carved with great attention.


Instead of traditional red roses, Denmark celebrates with one of the most quintessential winter blooms, the snowdrop. This blossom takes centre stage on greeting cards and the flowers are exchanged amongst family and friends.


Valentine’s Day in the Philippines is the most popular date for wedding anniversaries, as many couples choose February 14th as the perfect day to tie the knot. Mass weddings are popular here, as couples gather in groups to exchange vows and celebrate at the same time.

There’s nothing better than celebrating love and the value of friendship and family. We hope you have enjoyed discovering love around the world! If you are looking for a special way to celebrate, explore our Valentine’s Day menus and activities at our hotels in London and New York. From all of us at the Design Studio, we wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day!