A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
383: Valentine messages
While many countries celebrate Valentine’s Day on 14 February, in Brazil people have their mind set on Carnival. Already weeks before, carnival street bands attract thousands of people during the weekends. No one will think of Valentine’s Day then. Therefore, the Brazilian ‘Dia dos Namorados’ (Valentine’s Day) is postponed to 12 June. In turn, the Brazilian Father’s Day is postponed to the second Sunday in August. As a result, the stores have one extra month to attract extra customers and gain more money. April is then the Easter month, May is the Mother’s month, and June the Lover’s Month. Many stores decorate their shop windows in order to attract the customers. The shop window of the store in the photograph invited customers to leave their love messages in the window.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2012, 2017