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Congratulations to the Ladies

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:49 am
by Moscow_Wolf
Today (08 March) is International Women's Day!

Without Googling it, as far as I am aware, this celebration day has communist party origins and was mainly to celebrate women's contribution to the communist cause, but I might well be wrong.

I do not know just how many countries around the world acknowledge or celebrate this particular day, but again, I am told that Italy is included in the list.

In Russia it is a very important day for women (and Men, especially if they forget it) and a National Holiday. The price of flowers mainly imported from Holland seem to double or triple in price and women everywhere can be seen holding huge bouquets of flowers on the evening of 7 March going home after work struggling to get on the Metro (Underground). I've seen the odd one or two staggering not only from the weight of flowers, but from the alcohol they have been plied with by their work colleagues.

I guess, due to my suspected origins of it being a communist instigated celebration that we in the West stick to Mother's Day instead.

However, I understand that although not a National Holiday that 08 March is celebrated in Bulgaria. So, to all you ladies out there, take a day off, put your feet up, get the 'old man' to serve you and enjoy it.

Congratulations. :D

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:54 am
by PosabinaPete
Thanks M W you have just made my life a little harder

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:10 am
by Moscow_Wolf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day

Well, well, well, you learn something everyday, when you try to find out. Seems the origins are Socialist and not Communist, but interesting reading all the same. I was completely unaware that it became acknowledged by the UN.

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:21 am
by leedarkwood
Happy osmi mart, I have a beautiful orchid bouquet, a basket containing a begonia, a carnation plant and a hyacinth! I love Bulgaria.

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:40 am
by Seedy
Moscow_Wolf wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day

Well, well, well, you learn something everyday, when you try to find out. Seems the origins are Socialist and not Communist....


MW, what did you think the second "S" in USSR (or the 3rd "C" in CCCP :wink: ) stood for? Communism was kind of a dirty word even in the Communist World! :lol:

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:43 am
by Moscow_Wolf
Seedy wrote:
Moscow_Wolf wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day

Well, well, well, you learn something everyday, when you try to find out. Seems the origins are Socialist and not Communist....


MW, what did you think the second "S" in USSR (or the 3rd "C" in CCCP :wink: ) stood for? Communism was kind of a dirty word even in the Communist World! :lol:


Blame it on the GERMANS. :roll:

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:48 am
by Spiralbg
Chestit Praznik na vsichki dami!! :)

Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:24 am
by theweeton
I do not think wikki is the most accurate source of information and I actually think "...... originally called International Working Women’s Day......" is an oxymoron


source http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internatio ... en%27s_Day