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In Russia International Women's Day - Mezhdunarodnui zhenski den' - is marked on 8 March every year.
Started as a political event, the holiday blended in the culture of Russia. Tt's one of most important holidays in Russia. The celebration is similar to a combination between Valentine's Day and Mother's Day in the West but better.
The day remains an official holiday in Russia (and day off) and is observed by men giving the women in their lives - mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc., flowers and small gifts.

At this day all men in Russia traditionally congratulate all women in their lives (mothers, wives, daughters, grandmothers, girl-friends, teachers, colleagues...) with first spring flowers: mimosa, and tulips, candy and cards with self-made short poems. Every woman of any age has present on this day, all women are honored! At this day Russian women are surrounded with flowers, love, and poems and caress . She doesn't aloud to do anything in house at that day: men's do all cooking, cleaning?. The Women Day - 8th of March is the best holyday for Russian women of any age.

you are in Russia - Don't forget to congratulate every woman around!

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  • Written Mar 8, 2007
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