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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lovers Locks

There's a beautiful tradition practiced all around the world where lovers from everywhere unite to lock their hearts together, leaving these engraved locks as a symbol and throwing away the key.

The tradition came to Hungary in early 1980 when lovers began to clamp padlocks to a wrought-iron fence in a narrow street near the medieval cathedral. However, the fence soon became completely covered and no more padlocks could be added to it. The couples then resorted to putting love locks to the fences and statues throughout the town centre.

The tradition has spread around the World and is now quite prevalent in South Korea, Japan, Guam, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Russia, USA etc.


  1. Wow I love this so much! I've never heard of it til now and now I'm gonna tell EVERYONE! And go buy a pad lock! :)