Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy Women's Day!

International Women's Day

"Every 8 March (Восьмое марта Vosmoe marta), the United Nations declares this day as the International Women's Day to celebrate women and the accomplishments they have made to society. Other than in the former Soviet republics, it is not celebrated much throughout the world. It is traditional on this holiday to present women with gifts and flowers to express appreciation for their work, love and devotion. It can be regarded as the equivalent of Mother's Day combined with some aspects of Valentine's Day. Thus, nowadays Russian women hardly ever recollect that this holiday originated as a day of rebellion of women struggling for equal rights with men" (

Happy Women's day to everyone (and pretty much everyone working on this is a woman) working so hard to bring my little guy home to me.  Russia has some nice holidays - Men's day was celebrated a few weeks back and now they celebrate Women's day.  It's nice to be appreciated and recognized but I also like flowers and a day off work :) 

1 comment:

Chrissy said...

It's been so long!!!! Congrats on traveling, I lost your blog link, changed my blog, etc, misplaced my head! I am so excited and happy for you!!!!! Congrats again! Can't wait to follow along the rest of your journey...good luck!