As a result of threatened attacks by Manch, many shopkeepers in India’s largest state closed for Valentine’s Day. A nation’s cultural values can sometimes conflict with “outside” values spread through the process of globalization. Consider the following:
a. Should the shopkeepers have closed their doors?
b. Do you understand how a celebration of “romantic love” might be offensive to some?
c. Do you think that Valentine’s Day and other U.S. holidays are promoted more for their commercial value than to further the stated purpose for the day? Explain. Consider the dates when Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas decorations go up in U.S. stores.