Thursday, February 12, 2015

Día de San Valentín

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
Friends Forever

Amor (Love)
Mansedumbre (Gentleness)
Inteligencia (Intelligence)
Sabiduria (Wisdom)
Ternura (Endearment)
Amistard (Friendship)
Dignidad (Dignity)

The honesty of your love makes me happy.
Valentine's Day means giving to the person who needs a hug or
beautiful smile.

Your friendship is beautiful. You're the best friend
that I've had and the best sister that I've earned.

The love of my life is sincere. The love of my
life isn't afraid. Every time my love hugs me
I feel like I'm in the clouds. When my love hugs
me, I feel loved.

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.

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