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White Day/ Valentine's Day

Postby Obsessed_Saru » Sun 02.11.2007 4:51 pm

What's the difference? There has to be a difference, otherwise they wouldn't have one of them. If there's no difference then what's the point?
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RE: White Day/ Valentine's Day

Postby tanuki » Sun 02.11.2007 5:06 pm

Calm down a little bit, it all makes sense. :)

On Valentine's Day (February 14th) women give gifts to men (I think mostly chocolate).

On White Day (a month later: March 14th) men who received gifts on Valentine's Day must give gifts to women.
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RE: White Day/ Valentine's Day

Postby Obsessed_Saru » Sun 02.11.2007 5:13 pm

Oooooooooooooh...almost every anime I've ever seen makes suddenly more sense now! It made sense then but now it's significant!...But now I have another burning question. Why is it called White Day, or is it like Valentine's day and nobody really knows why it's named that way?
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RE: White Day/ Valentine's Day

Postby randomperson » Sun 02.11.2007 5:49 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine's_Day (tells you why its called white day about half way down)
you should have done a quick search and you would know its called white day because the men was suppose to get white chocolate..
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RE: White Day/ Valentine's Day

Postby tetsubin » Sun 02.11.2007 5:49 pm

I believe it's customary that the gifts for White Day are colored white. (from white chocolate to white cars depending on your spendthrift and/or budget)
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RE: White Day/ Valentine's Day

Postby Mike Cash » Sun 02.11.2007 10:26 pm

Obsessed_Saru wrote:
What's the difference? There has to be a difference, otherwise they wouldn't have one of them. If there's no difference then what's the point?


Money, loot, lucre, moola, scratch, dough, etc.

From a guy's standpoint, Japan has pulled off the world's sweetest implementation of Valentine's day.

The whole "White Day" thing is just opportunistic capitalism run amok on a population of gullible materialistic consumers (read: "sheep", baa baa baa baa). In other words, business as usual in the land of the rising sun.
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RE: White Day/ Valentine's Day

Postby datdo » Mon 02.12.2007 12:25 am

Anyone up for Black day?
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RE: White Day/ Valentine's Day

Postby carlanox » Mon 02.12.2007 12:56 am

is it ok for men to give women chocolate on white day even that women did not give choc to the guy?
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RE: White Day/ Valentine's Day

Postby AJBryant » Mon 02.12.2007 1:18 am

Money, loot, lucre, moola, scratch, dough, etc.


One of my favorite lines in Jeeves and Wooster:

Bertie: Why, Barmy?

Barmy: Money, Bertie. Moola. Oof. Spondoolicks!


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RE: White Day/ Valentine's Day

Postby keatonatron » Mon 02.12.2007 2:19 am

White day was started by a marshmallow company to cash in on the valentines idea. Since nobody buys marshmallows on valentines, they advertised white day where you're supposed to by marshmallows for the people who gave you gifts on valentines. Everyone forgot all about that company after 10 years or so, and no one buys marshmallows anymore, but the tradition still remains.
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RE: White Day/ Valentine's Day

Postby Infidel » Mon 02.12.2007 2:56 am

AJBryant wrote:
Money, loot, lucre, moola, scratch, dough, etc.


One of my favorite lines in Jeeves and Wooster:

Bertie: Why, Barmy?

Barmy: Money, Bertie. Moola. Oof. Spondoolicks!


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RE: White Day/ Valentine's Day

Postby hiraikotsu » Mon 02.12.2007 4:33 am

datdo wrote:
Anyone up for Black day?


Actually I only found out over the radio a few days ago that there is such a day in Korea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Day
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RE: White Day/ Valentine's Day

Postby Dehitay » Mon 02.12.2007 6:48 pm

carlanox wrote:
is it ok for men to give women chocolate on white day even that women did not give choc to the guy?


unless you're a stalker, they won't complain >=P
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RE: White Day/ Valentine's Day

Postby two_heads_talking » Tue 02.13.2007 10:48 am

so, we have valentines day (feb 14), where women give gifts to men. We have white day (march 14), where men who received chocolate on valentines day give gifts to those women. We have black day (april 14) where those who neither gave nor received gifts can get to gether to eat noodles with black bean paste to celebrate their being single.

and we are right to more holidays in May.. sounds like Japan and Korea know how to keep the holidays rolling.. lol
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