What is May 20, 520? Chinese Valentine’s Day - I Love You

What is May 20, 520? Meet Chinese Valentine’s Day

What is this “520 day” that so many Chinese are crazy about? 520 is a short form of the day of May 20; and, this date is another Valentine’s Day holiday in China. But why is this date Valentine’s Day? It may sound funny but “520” sounds phonetically very close to “I Love You”, or “Wo Ai Ni” in Chinese.

520 or 521 “holiday” is not official but many couples celebrate this Chinese Valentine’s Day; and, 520 has this specific meaning for “I Love You” in Chinese.

Nowadays, 20 May is more important as a day of opportunity for men to express their romantic love for girls. That means ladies expect to receive gifts or hongbao on this day. This date is also often selected by some Chinese for the wedding ceremony.

Say “I love you” to your loved ones as often as possible.


CIW Team. (2021, May 12). What is May 20, 520 day holiday in China? Meet Chinese Internet Valentine’s Day. China Internet Watch. https://www.chinainternetwatch.com/7517/internet-valentines-day/

  • May 20, 2021
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