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Besos and Double Sevens: Celebrating St. Valentine’s Day Across Many Cultures

As the TWIN-CS community enjoys chocolates, flowers, and Valentine’s cards today, they can also take a look at these resources for celebrating the holiday of love in Spanish- and Mandarin-speaking cultures:

St. Valentine’s Day in the Spanish-Speaking world:

-Vocabulary and traditions from the Fluencia blog

Five Facts about St. Valentine’s Day in Spain

-Valentine’s messages in Spanish

While St. Valentine’s Day is becoming more common in the Mandarin-speaking world, the Double Sevens Holiday, 七夕節 (qī xī jié), is celebrated more widely:

Traditional stories and celebrations for Qi Xi Festival

Phrases in Mandarin for Valentine’s Day or Double Sevens

Facts about the holiday

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