Happy International Womens Day everyone! Thank You Lada for sharing your vision for this special day, I always thought Russia had the class to acknowledge women all over the world, during the Soviet Union days since 1913! It is also known as the United Nations (UN) Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace. Международный женский день!
Moscow Times also has a great feature today:
Dear women (and men too),
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!
MAY ALL YOUR SACRED DREAMS AND WISHES COME TRUE!
This holiday in Russia is often also called the Day of Spring, Love and Beauty. On this day women expect to be pampered. According to the survey, this year up to 10% of the spoiled Russian women expect to get a car for March 8. 😉
I find that many people in the West simply don’t get the meaning of this holiday.
HERE’s the real truth! The holiday did start in the beginning of the 20th century as a women’s rights and anti-war political movement. However, in the USSR it eventually evolved as a day of spring, flowers, relaxation and the honoring of the sacred feminine by men (at the bottom click on links to my previous posts to find out more and to see more cool images). And that’s how it’s…
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