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Published:February 14th, 2007 13:18 EST
Persians Lovers Congratulate Saint Valentine's Day

Persians Lovers Congratulate Saint Valentine's Day

By Suren Hossein

Saint Valentine's Day or Valentine's Day is on February 14 and Iranians participate the holiday at world day, just as other nations do. Persian lovers express their love for each other on the traditional day as well.

People send Valentine's cards, candy, or donations to charities, often anonymously on this day.

According to encyclopedia, it is very common to present flowers on Valentine's Day. The holiday is named after two men, both Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In Persian Culture (Iran), most lovers despite the disapproval of such an occasion discreetly celebrated this popular date by the hard-line Islamic government as a copycat of the West.

Valentine's Day is an unforgettable day and Persian lovers make the most of it. Iran is a Muslim country and extremists bar dating.  However, these severities look like their dating.  Fanaticisms were off gradually and so many parents let offspring’s make a date with beloveds.

Iran is a young country and the youth on the contrary, there are adults looking for new connections especially lovely relations. Technology facilitates relationships for instance as the Internet connects so many girls and boys together.

To have girlfriend and boyfriend is regarded as a commonplace and some unrestrained connections grow up instantly.

Islamic rules prohibit opposite sexes to touch together to prevent sin but we can see in some places where lovers hug each other closely.

Many shopkeepers and peddlers sell gifts like dolls, shirts, scarfs, and handbags on Valentine's Day.

Big cities are full of young people searching for gifts for their sweethearts. They smiled together and said, “Congratulations Valentine's Day “