Valentine's Day

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Chocolate for the Men

Chocolate for the Men

In Japan, Valentine's Day is done a little differently. Rather than the men presenting women with chocolate and flowers, it is the women that present men with chocolate. There is also two types of chocolate that goes around on Valentine's Day: giri choco and honmei choco. "Giri" means obligation or duty, and giri choco is given to men the woman feels obligated to give a chocolate to like her male co-workers, superiors, and friends. Most women who present giri choco buy the chocolates in store and it is not uncommon to see some girls purchasing dozens of these chocolates. Honemi means true and therefore honmei choco represents the women's true feelings. Honmei choco is given to the girl's boyfriend, crush, lover, or husband. Many girls hand make these honmei choco rather than buying it to show her love to her partner.

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