Since Valentine’s Day often falls during Carnival, June 12 is Dia dos Namorados in Brazil. Like Valentine’s Day, romantic gifts are exchanged and meals are shared.
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July 8, 2008, marked the first celebration of Russia’s annual Day of Family, Love, and Loyalty. It’s a church-state holiday celebrating Saints Pyotr and Fevronia along with Orthodox family values and long-term marriages. Awards are often given to couples married more than 25 years.
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