French Valentine’s Customs

Write about “une loterie d’amour” – the love lottery, a now extinct French Valentine’s Day tradition.

France, often considered the epitome of romance, once practiced an old Valentine’s Day custom known as a “loterie d’amour” or “drawing for love”. This involved men and women filling houses across the street from each other and then taking turns to call for their chosen love match. Explore the dynamics of this antique tradition and the cultural significance of love rituals.

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