Monday, February 11, 2013

Fact of the Day: Not a Fan of Valentines

While Valentine's Day's influence is spread across the world here and there, the place where it faces most opposition are nations where the main faith is Islam. Many Muslims feel the holiday conflicts with their religious teachings (mostly the romance), and don't celebrate it. Valentines Day is strictly prohibited in many Middle Eastern nations. 

11 comments:

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

oh really?
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Pilar Domínguez said...

They are loosing so many things because of religion...Kisses:)

Margaret D said...

That's true apparently for some Muslim countries. Valentine's Day was once not a 'thing' here in Australia but of course today it's different, it's one of the florists busiest days, so I am told.

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

Just another Hallmark holiday to me.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I didn't know that. But no big deal. We have made this holiday very commercial, so I'm not sure they're missing much!

Christine said...

this is good to know!

Dana said...

That's really interesting!

Pat Hatt said...

Works for me, glad if the day was banned.

MEcoy said...

ohh i see never heard of this trivia thanks for sharing

A said...

Wow I didn't know that about the middle east, but a friend of mine just confirmed it.

Kay said...

I didn't know that, but I guess it does sound like a rather frivolous holiday. I'm not a huge fan of it anymore and we barely notice it.