Every year on February 14th stores are flooded with people trying to find the perfect gift for their loved ones. With 145 million Valentine’s cards sent each year, this day is about celebrating the people we love ❤️ But, Latinos take it to the next level...here’s a fun guide to how we celebrate Valentine’s Day.

“Galentine’s Day” is great, but Latinos did it first! In Spanish, Valentine’s Day is called Día del Amor y la Amistad, so we’re pros at honoring all types of love, including friendships. And we’re so family-oriented that we wanna make sure our familia knows they’re loved that day as well.

Instead of sending loved ones an edible arrangement, we’ll gift a piña loca! And all of our favorite food staples can also be converted into heart shapes (which restaurants, from Fresno to Chicago, have done). And Latinos dominate in the romance department, too...

The phrase “Latin Lover” definitely warrants an eye roll, but we’ll admit Latinos do know how to show affection. When dating a Latino, be on the lookout for serenading mariachis, a big bouquet of flowers, and plenty of puntastic cards to sweeten up your Valentine’s Day, and your year!