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33 / M / Rochester, New York
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Posted 7/2/10 , edited 7/2/10
In Japan on White Day guys buy girls gifts right? I'm a guy and my birthday lands on March 14 (White Day), do I give girls gifts too or should I just receive them? I would give a gift to the girl I liked but would it be awkward?
Posted 7/2/10
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Posted 7/2/10
NIPON!
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Posted 7/2/10 , edited 7/2/10
Could be worse, your birthday could be march 3rd, Hinamatsuri, aka girls' day like me.

The Japanese Doll Festival (雛祭り, Hina-matsuri?), or Girls' Day, is held on March 3. Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls (雛人形, hina-ningyō?) representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.

I think I would've rather been born on white day.


Oh, and for the record you have it wrong, girls don't receive chocolate on white day, they give it. It's up to the girl to convey her feelings first, and the guy has a whole month to respond, however he has to give her chocolate worth at least 3 times that of which he received.
Posted 7/2/10
I thought girls gave boys chocolates on White Day. And boys returned the favor on Red Day.
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Posted 7/2/10 , edited 7/2/10
Sorry, you are correct, white day is when girls receive chocolate, part of my post was right (girls go first, and guys must return the favor three-fold) but as white day comes second, boys are indeed the ones giving chocolate and girls receiving.

In Japan, Valentine's Day is observed by females who present chocolate gifts (either store-bought or handmade), usually to a male, as an expression of love, courtesy or social obligation. The handmade chocolate is usually preferred by the receiver, because it is a sign that the receiving male is the girl's "only one". On White Day, the converse happens: males who received a honmei-choco (本命チョコ?, "chocolate of love") or giri-choco (義理チョコ?, "courtesy chocolate") on Valentine's Day are expected to return the favor by giving gifts, usually more expensive. Traditionally, popular White Day gifts are cookies, jewellery, white chocolate, white lingerie and marshmallows. Sometimes the term sanbai gaeshi (三倍返し?, literally, "thrice the return") is used to describe the generally recited rule that the return gift should be two to three times the cost of the Valentine's gift.
Posted 7/2/10
well you dont live in japan so it shouldnt concern you.
Posted 7/2/10 , edited 7/2/10
Google or wikipedia is your friend. You can if you wish to, it could make girls like you more if you do.

Posted 7/2/10
Oh! so its like Valentines day interesting :)
If you live in japan... then i guess so!
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