Celebrating Dia dos Namorados 2017 in Rio de Janeiro

From romantic dinners to vibrant parties, following are some of the best ideas to celebrate Brazil's Valentine's Day in Rio.

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - For most people in the world, Valentine's Day is traditionally celebrated on February 14th. In Brazil, however, it is June 12th when couples get together to have a romantic celebration of their love on what is called "Dia dos Namorados" in Portuguese.

The actual reason why Brazil is an exception is essentially commercial. In 1948, Dia dos Namorados was determined in June as a strategy . . .

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