Ahead: On Tuesday, February 14, which coincides with International Valentine's Day, in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, florists are holding withered bouquets of red roses and street vendors are holding unsold balloons.
The moral police of the Taliban has banned the celebration of Valentine's Day in public, and the sellers of the bazaar consider themselves to be the result of this ban.
While Valentine's Day has never been widely celebrated in Afghanistan, some affluent residents of the country's cities have in recent years created a tradition of celebrating the day of lovers.
On Kabul's famous flower street, the shops were filled with heart-shaped bouquets and red stuffed animals, but the shops were hopelessly empty of customers.
In the window of one of the stores, a poster signed by the Ministry of Prosperity and Prohibition warned shoppers: Avoid celebrating Valentine's Day.
In this poster, it is written that Valentine's Day is not Islamic and it is not a part of Afghan culture, but it is the day of infidels.
The statement said: Celebrating Valentine's Day is a show of sympathy with the Christian Pope.
An AFP correspondent reported that the Taliban's Ministry of Prosperity and Prohibition patrolled the area in their white uniforms, followed by an armed escort.
Omar, who was sitting in front of his shop and pruning the thorns and withered petals from his flock, told AFP: Taliban Authorities published and distributed their notice in every shop.
He said: I don't think I can sell these flowers today, people don't buy. You can see that we don't have customers... the situation is very bad.
An AFP reporter saw a young couple who secretly bought flowers and quickly left the scene when they saw the Taliban morale patrol.
A citizen, Zahra, said: "The situation has changed... we can't celebrate it like other years." But we celebrate it. There are restrictions and the situation is not good, but we celebrate it at home.
Since coming to power in August 2021, the Taliban authorities have imposed various restrictions on social life in the country.
Music, social media apps, and video games have all been censored by the Taliban regime. The Taliban authorities have suppressed Afghan women in particular and are pulling them out of public life.