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International Women's Day


Dear ladies all over the world, please receive my best wishes for International Women's Day! Hope you have a fabulous day today!

This is one of my favourite March 8th old post cards. I remember we had several of them, and lots of post cards of other kinds, but I loved this one. I was inspired to share it by this post of another friend of mine. Zhenya is a very special person, a wonderful ESL instructor, and a good friend.

Speaking about March 8th, this holiday didn't originally start as one. It was just a demonstration for the rights of working women. It was suggested by Clara Zetkin, a famous socialist. The first demonstrations marking this day in Russia turned into the first stage of revolution of 1917.

Up until 1965 March 8th was a holiday, but it wasn't a day off (just like February 23rd). Now it's not just a holiday, but an official day off, and it's a great chance for families to get together and have a great time! Women of all ages, from young girls to grannies, receive lots of attention on this day.
Right now my daughter is playing with the gifts she got today and is already thinking what to order for her birthday coming up next month ;)

There's a special flower that is supposed to be in every home on this day: the mimosa. There's nothing special about the flower itself except from the fact that it is bright and yellow, like the first spring sun that starts melting the snow and lifts the spirits. To me, it's the best spring flower ever =)

Once again, dear ladies, receive my congratulations on this day! May it be an extra-special, extra-warm, extra-joyful day for you!

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  1. Thank you for sharing a link to my blog in your post! I really appreciate it :)

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  2. You are very welcome, Zhenya =) Happy Women's Day to you!

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