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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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