TIL: Japanese women are expected to give chocolates to male colleagues on Valentine’s Day as part of a tradition called giri choco – literally, obligation chocolates. Men are supposed to reciprocate on 14 March on White Day – an event dreamed up by chocolate makers in the early 80s to boost sales.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/11/japanese-women-push-back-against-valentines-tradition-of-obligation-chocolate

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