Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine's Day à la Suisse

Valentine's Day is a decidedly grown-up celebration in Switzerland. Pink and red, heart-felt greetings are reserved for the over-twelve crowd. When I told my Swiss friends of the Canadian tradition of kids exchanging cards with their classmates, they thought it was a tad bizarre. Tant pis! (Oh, well.) Some traditions just don't translate. 

Our family celebrates Valentine's Day with chocolate fondue. Served up with heaps of cut bananas and strawberries, not only is it tasty, but it also doesn't earn any raised eyebrows. It's one tradition we'll carry on no matter where we're living. 

Bon appétit! 

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