Friday, February 14, 2014

Fact of the Day: No Valentines

The Islamic country of Saudi Arabia has virtually stopped the celebration of Valentines Day despite its popularity with many younger Muslims. The official reason is that holiday is Christian, but it also is criticized for borrowing from pagan holidays. On the 14th of February, all things related to Valentines (e.g. roses, chocolates) are more than frowned upon. Even things that are red are considered part of Valentines.   

18 comments:

  1. Aaaaaaaw....well, I guess if it's against the religion.....

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  2. But...blood is red. Oops, so beheading, cutting off hands, blowing things up, and stoning should be out of the question. Well, isn't THAT inconvenient?

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  3. They have their culture and we have ours.It's when they try to influence us in our own countries can be problematic.
    Happy Valentine's Day.

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  4. I wouldn't view it as something negative. Most countries around the world don't celebrate commercial holidays like the people in the West. We don't have Valentines here either, here it is a day of St. Triphun, the saint patron of vineyards

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  5. Oh well, their loss. Happy Valentines Day to you and Daisy!

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  6. I cannot see anything wrong with something that shares love. You should remember Daisy.

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  7. Well it beats the Roman way that started it all, supposedly

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  8. They live appart from the rest of the world. Sorry but I don´t like people who don´t respect people´s freedom to do what they like. Happy Valentine´s day, Adam. :)

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  9. How sad! Our world needs more celebration of love!

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  10. Well, too bad for them. More chocolate for everyone else!

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  11. I echo Fundy Blue's comment, Adam.

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  12. I'd have to rebel against that and hoard all the candy and flowers for myself if I lived there :)

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