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Indonesia’s highest Islamic clerical council declared Valentine’s Day forbidden by Islamic law in 2012, saying it was contradictory to Muslim culture and teachings. But the vast majority of Indonesia’s more than 220 million Muslims follow a moderate form of Islam in a country with sizeable Christian and Hindu minorities.

These countries don't love romance on the Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day of romance. However, a Pakistani judge on Monday banned all Valentine’s Day celebrations in the country’s capital, Islamabad, saying they are against Islamic teachings. The judge ruled on a petition seeking to ban public celebrations of the Western holiday and has ordered the Pakistan’s media regulator to ensure a blackout on any Valentine’s Day promotions in print or electronic media and all print and online media outlets have been ordered to stop all Valentine’s Day promotions.

Let’s take a look at which are other countries who have banned celebrating this traditional Christian celebration of love – Valentine’s Day.