Receiving chocolate or other sweets for Valentine’s Day is a nice perk of my job teaching English conversation (英会話) to wonderful students at Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi (スミス英会話 塚口校) , located in Tsukaguchi (塚口), Amagasaki City (尼崎市), Hyogo Prefecture (兵庫県), Japan. You can see the sweets that I received just today in the photo. Yummy! I really appreciate these gifts from students and thank them very much for their kindness!
Women giving chocolate or other sweets to men (including teachers) is a custom here in Japan on Valentine’s Day, however in the case of adults in Canada, the exchange of gifts is normally done between lovers, and both men and women can give gifts to each other on Valentine’s Day. There is no “White Day” in Canada like in Japan. Therefore although Valentine’s Day has the same name and takes place on the same day in Japan and Canada, it is different. This difference in the way some special days celebrated in both countries are celebrated is interesting to me. This is another perk of teaching English conversation (英会話) to my great students at my English conversation school (英会話学校) in Tsukaguchi. (^.^)
Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi