Valentine's Day Banned in Parts of Asia

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While American Valentine’s Day spending is expected to drop by 7% this year, the holiday has been banned altogether in parts of Asia.

Valentine’s Day celebrations were banned in parts of Indonesia and Pakistan. That’s because Muslim populations there claim the holiday encourages promiscuity and is unIslamic. Police in some Indonesian cities seized condoms in shops. The holiday is outlawed in Saudi Arabia where religious police prohibits the sales of Valentine’s Day merchandise, which led to the creation of a black market for roses and other festive items.

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