Our World: Red Okay if Not Valentine’s Day


Normally you can see this type of merchandise in shops all over Saudi Arabia, but in February of each year around Valentine’s Day, there is a ban on selling items such as this. This year alone, religious police arrested over 140 people for celebrating Valentine’s Day. The religious police have historically banned products that come in red – such as roses, teddy bears, lingerie, heart shaped chocolate boxes, etc. – in an effort to prevent people from expressing their love for one another on this pagan holiday. I have written more about this subject on my other blog, Susie’s Big Adventure, in these posts: Valentine’s Day Massacre and Happy Valentine’s Day…or Not!
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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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One Response to Our World: Red Okay if Not Valentine’s Day

  1. geogypsy2u says:

    So stock up on red before Feb huh?

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