|This day is celebrated on March 8. It was supposed to have a highly economical and political meaning, celebrating women's accomplishment in several fields.
According to Wikipedia, "it is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. Started as a political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries (primarily Russia
and the countries of former Soviet bloc). In some celebrations, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their sympathy and love to the women around them - somewhat similar to Western Mother's Day
and St Valentine's Day
mixed together. In others, however, the political and human rights theme as designated by the United Nations
runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner". Read more here.
My memories of celebrating this day involve complicated school projects to make our own cards. I guess all Romanians can remember the child's photo in a circle with nice little poem and a childish signature pattern!
I remember my mom coming home with lots of flowers, and giving flowers to our teachers. I remember the smiles and the joy mostly.
I got flowers from some of my colleagues today. Spring flowers and yes, my favorite flowers, roses. I couldn't help smiling for about half an hour after getting to work. So here are my flowers for all my women friends and readers. Enjoy!
Labels: Holidays, March 8, Women's Day