On Valentine’s Day in Japan, girls give chocolate to the boys they like. Girls also buy inexpensive chocolates for their friends (girls and boys). If they have a crush on a boy they might make their own chocolates and wrap them in pretty paper. Gift giving is important in Japan thats why it is important to wrap a gift nicely.
But what about boys? Don’t they have to give stuff to the girls they like? Boys don’t give gifts on Valentine’s Day. They have to wait til White Day arrives on March 14th to make their move. So ladies, that means that the ball is in our court.
On White Day boys are obligated to return gifts of white chocolate to all the girls who gave them chocolate on Valentine’s Day. Quality counts. The type of gift tells the reciever if the guy is interested or just wants to stay friends. Boys don’t have to give white chocolate, the gift can be anything as long as its white. I remember a cute manga in which a boy gave the girl he liked a white hair ribbon. That is good news for those of us who don’t like white chocolate.
Remember that Valentines day is not just a holiday for love but also for friendship, so share the chocolaty goodness with your friends.