Valentine’s Day across the globe

The world has been taken up with red festivity in the morning of the Valentine's Day. The restaurants, the pubs, and the party centres in each and every big city, including Bangladesh's capital Dhaka, are dipped in red colour. The festivity is a bit buzzier in the Bangladesh capital today as the Pahela Falgun, the first day of Spring, and Valentine's Day fall on same day thanks to the leap year. Pahela Falgun is supposed to be held on 13 February.

A couple wearing colorful attires celebrating at Dhaka University campus. Photo: Prothom AloA couple kisses as they pose for a selfie under heart-shaped balloons displayed on the eve of Valentine`s Day in downtown Moscow on 13 February 2020. Photo: AFPStudents of St. Scholastica`s College gesture the `number one` sign as they dance to take part in the `One Billion Rising` global movement in Manila on 14 February 2020, to coincide with Valentine`s Day. More 3,000 students participated as part of the campaign, calling for an end of all forms of discrimination and violence against women and children. Photo: AFPA man wearing a protective face mask as a preventative measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, buys flowers to mark Valentine`s Day in Hong Kong on 14 February 2020. Photo: AFPCouples in protective facemasks wait to register their marriage licences on Valentine`s Day in Bang Rak, the Thai capital`s `district of love,` in Bangkok on 14 February 2020. Photo: AFPMen walk past the entrance of a shopping mall in Iraq`s northern city of Mosul, decorated with flowers and red balloons ahead of Valentine`s day. Photo: AFPA Kuwaiti man holds a heart-shaped balloon on display outside a shop in Kuwait City ahead of Valentine`s day. Photo: AFPA vendor prepares a flower bouquet at a roadside stall ahead of Valentine`s Day in Karachi. Photo: AFPThis photo taken 2020 shows florist Zhao Yuanyuan wearing a protective face mask as she arranges flowers in her shop in Shanghai ahead of Valentine`s Day. Couples around China are settling for a quiet Valentine`s Day this year, with the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus as an unwelcome third-wheel in romantic celebrations. Photo: AFPA vendor decorates a car with balloons on Valentine`s Day in Kabul on 14 February 2020. Photo: AFPTwo women working for Afghan Mitra TV pose wiht a doll on Valentine`s Day in Kabul. Photo: AFPRevellers join the festival on 14 Fedruary 2020. Photo: Prothom Alo

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