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How to Celebrate International Women’s Day in Russia

Celebration of Spring & Womanhood

Being a woman is wonderful! And it’s even more wonderful to be a Russian woman on March 8th, when you are showered with love, affection, flowers, chocolates, and other Women’s Day Gifts!

March 8th is International Women’s Day and it’s one of the most favorite public holidays in Russia, Ukraine and other Russian speaking countries. Not surprisingly, many Russians call it the “festival of Spring and Flowers”. The holiday is associated with the first warm days of spring, sun, and positive emotions. Men are unsparing in giving compliments and congratulations to the dear women in their lives and seem to enjoy celebrating this holiday, too!

What exactly is Women’s Day in Russia?

Totally devoted to women and their significant role in society Women’s Day in Russia today has lost its political meaning and has become a mixture of St. Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. But unlike these holidays in the rest of the world, Women’s Day in Russia celebrates women of all ages – mothers, wives, girlfriends, sisters, daughters, teachers, grandmothers, and so on. Western Mother’s Day doesn’t exist in Russia, so March 8th functions as a celebration of both mothers and women in general.

Women’s Day Gift Ideas

When it comes to Women’s Day gifts to Russia, it’s all about the gesture. It is not a secret, that Russian women love attention, and even a little something like a card, flowers or a box of chocolates will put a smile on your lady’s face. And of course, it also depends on how well you know each other: whether you are coworkers, relatives, are dating, married and so on.

March 8 Flowers

Flowers are the symbol of March 8th and a great way to tell the women in our lives how much they mean to us. Any flowers from spring tulips and lilies of the valley to year round classics like roses and lilies will be perfect for the occasion. A great addition to a lovely bouquet is something sweet. Gourmet chocolate from the best chocolatiers or tantalizing fresh made cake will be enjoyed by any sweet tooth on your list. For health conscious recipients a gourmet or fruit baskets is a great alternative. To make the celebration more romantic give the lady of your heart a cuddly teddy bear, a bottle of sparkling wine or a love message in a bottle.

Russian Women’s Day Words & Phrases

Another important thing that will help you to make the day of your Russian woman is to learn some important International Women’s Day greetings in Russian:

March 8th – Vos’MOye MArta (8 (восьмое) Марта)

Happy March 8th – s vos’MIM MARta ( С 8 Марта (с восьмым) марта)

Wishing you a happy March 8th (more formal greeting) – PazdravLYAyoo s vos’MIM MARta (Поздравляю с 8 Марта)

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