February is regarded by many as the month of love. In many parts of the world, our surroundings become filled with many hearts and flowers. Come the 14th of February, people celebrate Valentine’s Day.
It has become a worldwide event – a month where we have the liberty to express love to our special someone. People do this in different ways. For Oakville retirement homes, it’s a chance for us to give residents flowers, cards, and sweet treats.
People celebrate love in many different ways. And since residents of senior homes in Oakville love any opportunity to learn, let’s discover how other parts of the world celebrate love!
Celebrating Love in Different Ways
All around the world, celebrating love has taken different forms. In some places, it has become an expression of love not just between lovers but also among family and friends.
Here are some examples that residents of assisted living in Oakville may enjoy:
Korea’s 12 “Love Days”
Most places do Valentine’s Day on the 14th of February. Korea, however, has taken it up 12 notches higher. The 14th of each month is a love-themed holiday for Koreans.
For instance, the 14th of January is Diary Day. On this day, couples and friends give blank diaries to each other.
Mexico’s Day of Love and Friendship
Mexico celebrates Valentine’s just as most places do. However, they have added other traditions unique to them. For example, exchanging valentines with friends doesn’t stop when you get older. It’s not unusual for adults to give heart-themed gifts to close friends.
China’s Seventh Night Festival
Qixi Festival or the Seventh Night Festival is held every 7th day of the 7th month on the lunar calendar. Nowadays, it is celebrated much like Valentine’s Day is done everywhere. However, there are still regions that keep to this festival’s traditions.
This includes young girls praying to Zhinu for skillful hands, a trait considered essential or admirable in a good wife. They pray for intelligence, a happy marriage, conceiving a baby, and more in other regions.
Russia’s Day of Family, Love, and Faithfulness
This unique holiday is celebrated in honor of Saints Peter and Fevronia, patrons of marriage and family. They are also the symbol of love and fidelity. In all of Russia, this day is celebrated every 8th of July.
The Day of Family, Love, and Faithfulness is celebrated with concerts, craft fairs, and fireworks. It is also common for young couples to choose this date as their wedding day.
A Lot to Discover at Oakville Retirement Homes
There is so much to learn here in our retirement community! We always support our resident’s desire to learn and be engaged. Whether it’s about different ways to celebrate love or any other topic, we encourage it.
Livita Queens Avenue believes in the philosophy that a balanced lifestyle is a better lifestyle. Our senior home in Oakville ensures residents have plenty of opportunities to pursue their interests.
Learn more about the best independent and assisted living in Oakville today. Contact us or book a tour of our residence!