It’s always a good idea to learn the basic phrases of a language when traveling abroad (as well as some that aren’t swear words). For all you visitors looking for a smooch in another country this Valentine’s Day, we saved you the trouble of pulling out Google Translate and listed ten foreign translations for “Happy Valentine’s Day.”

After all, speaking another language is romantic, no matter where you might be on February 14th. Plus, if you do happen to be overseas, the locals will love that you took the effort to learn their language. This is a win/win situation!

And for everyone wondering, the curse word edition of this post will come shortly. (Just kidding — maybe!)

German: Glückliche Valentinstag.

Danish: Glædelig Valentinsdag.

French: Bonne Saint-Valentin.

Italian: Buon San Valentino.

Spanish: Feliz Día de San Valentín.

Portuguese: Feliz Dia dos Namorados.

Greek: Eftyxismeni mera tou Agiou Valentinou.

Finnish: Hyvää ystävänpäivää

Filipino: Araw ng mga Puso.

Romanian: Fericit Ziua Îndrăgostiților.

Russian: pozdravlayu s dnem Valentina.

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us!

Jay is currently pursuing a Bachelor's Degree at Rutgers University as an English major. He has a passion for creative writing, and is entertained by anything shiny. He's the kind of guy who many people do not expect to be a practical joker, but proves those people wrong after a pie in the face and several Nerf bullets to the chest. Jay enjoys playing guitar and claims to have invented the Pythagorean Theorem (I had the idea before I knew who Pythagoras was). Favorite quote: "Combine pancake mix, water and peanut butter; mix according to package directions" - Aunt Jemima.


  1. It’s interesting to see how other cultures celebrate Valentine’s Day. When we lived in Paris, it was like nobody even knew it was a “special” day, yet in the US, everyone goes crazy!


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