Saturday, June 14, 2008

It's Valentine's Day all over again

As a bi-national couple Luiz and I enjoy the luxury of TWO Valntine's Days. In the States it's on February 14th and here in Brazil Dia dos Namorados (Valentine's Day) is on June 12th. According to Wikipedia: "This day was chosen probably because it is the day before the Festa junina’s Saint Anthony's day, known there as the marriage saint, when traditionally many single women perform popular rituals, called simpatias, in order to find a good husband or boyfriend." (Apparently the February 14th date falls too close to or within the floating Carnaval festival where sex and debauchery rule.)

To celebrate this past week we joined three other couples and went out to dinner at a pizza and pasta "rodizio" restaurant. That is: all you can eat. I'll have to do a Brazilian pizza post some time. Anything and everything goes on a pizza in Brazil. My favorite being the strawberry and chocolate dessert pizza.

Anyway - to help celebrate our love and commitment, here is a sweet video for just such an occation. (You'll excuse my sentimentality but it is Valentine's Day, after all.)

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