A Loveless Place: Celebrating Valentine’s Day In Iran Sunday Would Have Got You Thrown In Jail
On Sunday, millions of couples around the world exchanged flowers, candies and hearts to show their love to one another. However, one place that didn’t participate was Iran.
As the U.S. government tries to appease the ruthless government in control of Iran, we can easily lose sight of just how radical they are. Valentine’s Day celebration became a punishable offense in 2011 when the state media announced:
“Symbols of hearts, half-hearts, red roses, and any activities promoting this day are banned… authorities will take action against those who ignore the ban.”