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Lovers' Day around the world in 2023
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About Lovers' Day

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Dates of Lovers' Day
2024 BrazilJun 12
Brazil Wed, Jun 12Observances Holiday
2023 BrazilJun 12
Brazil Mon, Jun 12Observances Holiday
2022 BrazilJun 12
Brazil Sun, Jun 12Observances Holiday
2021 BrazilJun 12
Brazil Sat, Jun 12Observances Holiday
2020 BrazilJun 12
Brazil Fri, Jun 12Observances Holiday
Summary
❤️ This Brazilian equivalent of Valentine's Day comes from Portugal and is linked to Saint Anthony.

Lovers' Day (Dia dos Namorados) is celebrated on June 12th in Brazil, due to the date's proximity to Saint Anthony's Day on June 13th.

The date is celebrated in the same way as Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th in many other parts of the world, with gifts, romantic activities, decorations and festivities.

Saint Anthony of Pauda (August 15th 1195 – June 13th 1231) was a Portuguese Catholic priest and Franciscan friar who became a saint in 1232 and made a Doctor of the Church in 1946.

During his lifetime, Anthony was known for his skills at reconciling couples. This has led to him being known as a marriage saint. A custom on St. Anthony's Eve (June 12th) is for young people to write letters asking Antonio for help in finding a partner.

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