It seems pretty strange, doesn’t it? But it is true. In Japan, women give men chocolate on Valentine’s Day.
In fact, there’s even a social obligation for women to give friends, colleagues, and bosses chocolate.
This is called giri-choco and is usually a store-bought box of chocolates.
On the flip-side is honmei-choco, which is for lovers, boyfriends, and husbands. Similar to how a man will give his significant other chocolates in America.
But don’t worry ladies, you’re not left out. There’s another day for you — exactly one month after Valentine’s Day is White Day, where men give women chocolate — and wouldn’t you know it, usually, it’s white chocolate.