White Day

White Day
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White Day cake
Observed byJapan, China, South Korea, Macau, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar,and Cambodia
Liturgical ColorWhite
DateMarch 14
Next time14 March 2020 (2020-03-14)
FrequencyAnnual
Related toValentine's Day
White Day
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese白色情人節
Simplified Chinese白色情人节
Burmese name
Burmeseအဖြူနေ့
Vietnamese name
VietnameseValentine Trắng
Korean name
Hangul화이트데이
Japanese name
Katakanaホワイトデー

White Day is a day that is marked in Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, and China[1] on March 14, one month after Valentine's Day.

Observation

Valentine's Day in countries which observe White Day is typically observed by girls and women presenting chocolate gifts (either store-bought or handmade), usually to boys or men, as an expression of love, courtesy, or social obligation.

On White Day, the reverse happens: men who received a honmei-choco (本命チョコ, 'chocolate of love') or giri-choco (義理チョコ, 'courtesy chocolate')[2] on Valentine's Day are expected to return the favor by giving gifts.[3] Traditionally, popular White Day gifts are cookies, jewelry, white chocolate, white lingerie, and marshmallows.[4] Sometimes the term sanbai gaeshi (三倍返し, 'triple the return') is used to describe the generally recited rule for men that the return gift should be two to three times the worth of the Valentine's gift.[5]

Other Languages
العربية: اليوم الأبيض
azərbaycanca: Ağ gün (Yaponiya)
català: White day
dansk: White Day
Deutsch: White Day
español: White Day
français: White Day
한국어: 화이트데이
हिन्दी: सफेद दिन
hrvatski: Bijeli dan
Bahasa Indonesia: Hari Putih
italiano: White Day
עברית: היום הלבן
magyar: Fehér nap
Bahasa Melayu: Hari Putih
Nederlands: Witte Dag
norsk: Hvit dag
português: White Day
Tiếng Việt: White Day