Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at Starfish! Today we’d like to share with you the Valentine’s traditions in Ecuador, where the holiday is also known as Día del Amor y Amistad (Day of Love and Friendship). We asked our students for their thoughts on how the day is celebrated.
Kiara tells us: Valentine’s Day is celebrated with friends and gifts are exchanged between friends, boyfriends & girlfriends, and family.
(Original Spanish: Se celebra con sus amigos y se intercambian regalos con amigos, novios, y entre familia.)
From Ariana: Here in Ecuador we celebrate friendship more than love because we feel better with our friends!
(Original Spanish: Aquí en Ecuador se celebra más la amistad que el amor porque nos sentimos mejor como amigos.)
They also shared some artwork and examples of cards exchanged on Valentine’s Day.
|I love you a lot because I need you and I don’t know what to do.
Your love makes me well, when our love is sincere.
|I will love you forever.|
|Valentine’s Day, Day of Love and Friendship
|Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14. On this day we give gifts of roses or other special things to those people who are special to you. This is a symbol of love to that person that you wish to make them happy.|