19.01.2011 14.Shevat, 5771
Named after a Christian saint, the day devoted to romantic love is increasingly popular among Iranian youth, but conservative authorities reject creeping Western influence.
Iran has banned the production of Valentine's Day gifts and any promotion of the day celebrating romantic love to combat what it sees as a spread of Western culture, Iranian media reported.
The February 14 celebration named after a Christian saint is not officially banned but hardliners have repeatedly warned about the corruptive spread of Western values. Under Iran's Islamic law, unmarried couples are not allowed to mingle….