The feeling of love is eternal and it is honored and celebrated in the world on February 14th. Portugal is the land of Vasco Da Gama who went exploring a lot of countries including India, for the Europeans. Portugal is the westernmost country of mainland Europe and a member of the European Union. It is ranked recently as the world’s 19th highest quality-of-life, according to The Economist Intelligence Unit. Portugal is one of the most favorite tourist destinations. It is the 14th most peaceful and the 13th most globalized country in the world. Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal. This is the 3rd largest Exclusive Economic Zone of the European Union and the 11th largest in the world.
Valentine’s Day Traditions in Portugal
As in the other part of the world, Portugal also celebrates the Valentine’s Day to honor the great Saint Valentine. Portugal youngsters and adults celebrate the festival with much vigor and joy. This is one of the festivals which wake up the whole Portugal. The country is famous for its exotic tourist places. Algarve,Coimbra,Evora are some of the most favorite tourist destination in the world. Portugal’s Valentine’s Day is almost celebrated in an American style. The Portugal tourist spots use to wear the perfect look of romance long before the arrival of Valentine’s Day. Youngsters wander the streets with romance in their heart and smile on faces. Gift baskets are of the greatest attractions of Portugal. Portugal made gift baskets are shipped across the world because the beauty of their craft. Portugal people also make homemade gift basket.
Gifts are very important factors for making a perfect Valentine’s day. They are considered to be the symbols and expressions of love. Portugal people see Valentine’s Day as an opportunity which allows expressing your feeling for the partner of their life. So they exchange gifts like chocolate candies, flowers, candles and gift basket which have numerous romantic things in it. People exchange red rose bouquets as an ancient and long living symbol of their love. The street shops in Portugal cities will be selling thousands of flower bouquets on the day. Youngsters exchange gift baskets on the day with chocolate candies and candles. Each gifts basket contains tiny and cute valentine greeting gifts in them. Lovers use to write love messages in it or they depend on the printed romantic lines in the cards.
Portugal has a lot of exotic locales to watch and be amazed. Portugal Hoteliers take this opportunity to make maximum profit by offering nice packages for the lovers on the Valentine’s Day. Lovers get into the best outfits on this day and wander the streets to make their day hilarious. Portugal restaurants use to get filled with ultra-spirited youngsters on this day. Restaurants offer very affordable romantic offers on this day. They offer delicious menu and nice space for valentines to have a fun time. Mild music plays in the interiors of the restaurants add extra romance to the precious time of lovers on this day.