How did May 20th become the modern Chinese Valentine's Day?
It's all about pronunciations. Chinese love homophonic words and numbers with hidden meanings. When you write May 20th in numbers, it’s 5.20. When you pronounce the numbers 5. 2. 0 in Chinese - wǔ èr líng, they sound very close to the words 我愛你 wǒ ài nǐ. That’s how May 20th become the modern Chinese Valentine’s Day.
During this lovely day, couples go on a date or spend time together. And for those who are single, well, it’s a perfect time for them to be brave and show their love to their crush! Nobody can resist a declaration of love on this special day!
Before on Valentine’s Day(Feb 14th), Timothy Driesen from Belgium shared a lovely story with his Chinese girlfriend, we believe today is just the right moment to publish this story! Let’s check out!
Author/作者: Timothy Driesen
I came to China to learn Chinese in 2011, now I live in Xi’an and work in an international consulting company. I was deeply impressed by the long history, favorable entrepreneurial environment and delicious food of Xi’an. It has become my second home.