Valentine's day is considered a Christian holiday. It was banned in 2002 and 2008, creating a black market of flowers and v-day items. Hm... makes me want to partner with the rose ladies on the streets, we'd make a killing! lol.
Even more crazy it's the ban on Iran. You can be prosecuted for promoting v-day in any way or form. I think the government officials there took it to the extreme to avoid buying anything for the other half. Pretty slick lol.
Why is it that us men have to give something "sweet" to our "valentine's" and get something less in return? Is that fair?