Normally, I help junior high or high school students with their preparation of their English textbook. Now I have a sweet third grade elementary school girl.
The girl looked happy learning about Valentines Day with me♡♡♡
"Do you eat chocolate on Feb. 14th; Valentines Day?" "nod"
"You don't know what that day means, do you?" "nod"
She is nodding the fact that she doesn't know; that's Japanese style.
She looked surprised to know about St. Valentine. And also the message he sent to the blind girl "from your Valentine" before he was executed, seemed touched her. Smiled a bit to know that the custom about chocolate (usually girls give boys) is nothing to do with him and was started by chocolate company in 1958 only in Japan.
She must be too early to learn about a persecuted martyr (hope I'm using the proper word). But at least she took my message that he was the St. who tried to spread the LOVE of God. It was a class with rewarding feeling.
Not many Japanese people know about the story behind this day. I think it pity that we don't see the introduction behind this day much through tv or English textbook.
*Decoration at my favorite cake shop and 2 chocolates my husband got*
Thank you very much for stopping by and my next post won't be so soon p;)
And Happy Valentines Day to you all filled with love;