Valentine's Day in France is known as la fête de Saint-Valentin or just la Saint-Valentin and despite being celebrated (or marked in someway) by around 70% of the adult poputlation, it isn't a big commercial affair. With only 8 days to go as I write this I've yet to see any displays in shops or general marketing for the day. Perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise as France celebrates many of the same holidays as elsewhere around the world, but often with less blatant commercialisation and a little more taste! There are many similarities between how Valentine's Day is celebrated in France and Anglo countries such as UK, USA and Australia but some notable differences too.
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