The 8th of March is an official public holiday recognized by the Russian government. On these days, government offices, embassies and some shops, are closed. If the date of observance falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday will be a day off in lieu of the holiday.March 8th is designated by the United Nations as a day for celebrating women and their deeds they have made to society. The holiday is not as big of a deal throughout the world as in Russia. As a tradition, women are presented with gifts and flowers, which represents society’s admiration for their work and love. It is very similar to Mother’s Day celebrated in the United States with some variations borrowed from Valentine’s day.
HAPPY INERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!