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Celebrate Love Like the Latins Do!

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Forget your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? Avoid the wrath of an angry cupid and borrow a page from some of our friends in Latin America who don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14.

Buy yourself some extra time with one of these lines…

Brazil: Everyone is busy getting their Carnaval samba on, so there’s no time to celebrate on February 14th. Instead, Brazilians celebrate Dia dos Namorados (Lovers’ Day) on June 12, conveniently located the day before Saint Anthony’s Day who is known as the ‘marriage saint.’ Tell your special someone that you were hoping to declare your love with a trip to Brazil in June to celebrate the way the locals do. We can help you make good on your promise!

In Colombia, February 14th means little more than a boom for the country’s flower growers as this South American nation is one of the world’s largest exporters of roses. Instead, Colombia designates the third Saturday in September as Dia del Amor y la Amistad or a Day of Love and Friendship where people go out and perform ‘acts of appreciation’ for their friends. Give your love a single Colombian rose and wax poetic on how dreamy Cartagena de los Indies or the Coffee Triangle can be in September.

Your friendly travel expert,
Kirsten Gardner
Got questions about travel to Brazil or Colombia? Ask me!


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