International Women’s Day celebrated in the first month of spring on March 8th is a very special holiday for every woman in Russia and other Russian speaking countries. It honors motherhood, femininity, beauty, and spring. International Women’s Day is a day when men express love and appreciation to all women in their lives and shower them with love, affection, and gifts. One might compare March 8 in Russia with Mother’s Day in US, although the Russian holiday celebrates women in general, including mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, wives, and girlfriends.

International Women’s Day History
International Women’s Day has emerged as a political celebration to symbolize the fight of women from all over the world for their rights, equality with men, democracy and peace. International Women’s Day has been a national holiday in Russia since 1918 and became a non-labor day in 1965.

As the time passed, the political motives of the holiday were forgotten and March 8th simply became a women’s holiday in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union that honors motherhood, beauty, and spring. March 8th today is first of all the day of warm feelings and excitement.
Holiday Symbols
International Women’s Day is a first spring festival in Russia that’s why spring flowers became the main symbol of the holiday. Colorful tulips, pure white lilies of the valley, sunny mimosas and daffodils are the most popular flowers for the occasion. You will notice a lot of women of all ages walking around with beautiful spring bouquets on this day. The other common symbol of March 8th is an image of a mother with a child that often appears on postcards that are traditionally given on this day.
Celebrating March 8 in Russia
March 8th is an official public holiday in Russia. This beautiful spring festival is usually celebrated twice, first with co-workers at the office and then with family and friends.

Since International Women’s Day is a day off in Russia, people celebrate it at work the day before. All women receive flowers and small memorable gifts from their fellow co-workers and employers. It is also common to have a small office party with cake and a glass of wine or champagne after work.

To create the festive mood a lot of entertaining concerts and performances are organized on March 8th. The best singers and actors perform on stage with songs and poems about love and beautiful women. However, not many Russians celebrate the holiday by going to concerts. The traditional way of observing the holiday is at home among friends and family.
March 8 Gifts
Traditionally, both men and women give gifts for International Women’s Day to the women they love and respect. The gifts that Russians give on March 8th depend on several things. The first to consider is how closely you are related to a woman (whether she’s your grandmother, mother, wife, teacher, or a girlfriend) and what kind of a gift you can afford.

Flowers are the most popular gift for March 8. Tulips, yellow mimosas, daffodils and roses are not only the symbol but also the most popular choice for the occasion. Sweet gift baskets and chocolate complemented by cute plush toys are the next popular choice, followed by perfume and beauty products.

Women’s Day Wishes
Wish a happy Women’s day to a Russia woman in your life using one of these phrases:

Happy March 8th – С 8 Марта! [s vahs’-MIHM MAHR-ta]
Best wishes for March 8th – Поздравлем с восьмым марта! [puhz-drahv-LYAH-yoo s vahs’-MIHM MAHR-ta]
Happy International Women’s Day – C Международным женским днём! [s mehzh-doo-nuh-ROHD-nim ZHENS-keem dnyom]

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With Valentine’s Day approaching and an inevitable amount of dinner specials and flower bouquet deals, some couples will have to celebrate their love  miles – or even oceans – apart. For many long distance relationships can be tough, and something like Valentine’s Day can seem like an extra challenge. But it doesn’t need to be! Even from far away whether you’re traveling on business, trucking cross-country, or just not there to whisper ‘I Love You’ into their ear you can still demonstrate your sweetheart how much you care. Here are some ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day that will keep your long distance relationship healthy and ticking.
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Digital Wake-up Date
Yes, you can’t prepare breakfast in bed for your Valentine, but they can still wake up to the sound of your voice or see your loving face on the morning of Valentine’s Day. Simply ring up your sweetheart with a hotel-worthy wake-up call, skype them, email a Valentine’s e-card, post a romantic message on their Facebook wall, or do all at once to show that your feelings are always online, even when your honey is not.

Valentine’s Day Surprise
When you are far away and can’t bring your sweetheart flowers, someone else can do it for you! With numerous online florists and gift delivery companies ordering Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone is easy as 1-2-3. Choose online a stunning bouquet of their favorite flowers, compliment it with a delicious chocolate or cake, a bottle of bubbly, jewelry, cute plush toy or any other romantic gift that will be delivered to your recipient’s doorstep no matter where they are.

Romantic Messaging
Spread the sweetness throughout the whole day by starting out with a Valentine’s Day text message: “Today, I’ll send you 10 things I like the most about you!”, or famous love poem “How do I love thee, Let me count the ways”. Then, start sending texts one at a time saying why or how much you love your significant other. Whether you choose to send famous romantic quotations or racy one-liners it should sound like you and fit your style. Spreading out your gift over time this way will make your long-distance partner feel special all day long.

Long-distance Movie Date
You don’t talk to your honey during an actual movie date anyway (and, if you do, shush!), so this time, since you are unable to go for a movie date, choose your favorite romantic movie and try to watch it at the same time. Go for timeless classics like ‘The Philadelphia Story’, ‘Gone with the Wind’, ‘Casablanca’ or modern romantic comedies. This will give you a feeling of being connected and something to discuss later on on the phone or when you meet in person.
Phone Serenade
Take advantage of the fact that you can’t be there in person by expressing your feelings in a way you will be too embarrassed to do face-to-face. Surprise them with a call and sing your Valentine a lovely song or recite a funny limerick and keep your fingers crossed it wasn’t recorded for embarrassing posterity. If you’re the brave type, you can also leave your romantic message on your Valentine’s voicemail. Depending on how well it’s received, they can save and replay it whenever your sweetheart needs to hear your voice.

Skype Dinner by Candlelight
Many couples share a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day. With Skype – an amazing invention for the long-distance relationship – you can do just the same! You can still have a romantic dinner face-to-face, even if you can’t hold hands. Pick a time for dinner, agree you’ll both light a candle, and either surprise and choose your own meals or plan on eating the same dish, especially if it’s something meaningful for both of you. As far as intimacy (and your bill!) goes, it may actually beat that quiet table in the corner of some fancy overpriced restaurant.

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