In Russia, where my parents come from, International Women’s Day, March 8th of each year, is a highly recognized holiday celebrating all the women in our lives, mamas, sisters, cousins, aunts, friends, etc. It is a holiday that was always celebrated by my parents and one that I grew up thinking of as the “real” Mother’s Day, like the one celebrated in America.
International Women’s Day
Women around the world are celebrating themselves today, so take a break and let the laundry pile up until tomorrow. Today (and just like every day) you deserve to treat yourself to a nice dinner and dessert! Since we all know just how busy our lives get raising children, managing a household and more, it’s only right to have a day we can own.
Make sure your significant other knows about this wonderful holiday and celebrates YOU, today and every day! Happy International Women’s Day! March 8th is our day to celebrate all that we are and have accomplished.
I remember one year that my husband’s nephew saved my husband from sheer doom when he had forgotten the day. I am definitely one lucky mama since we celebrate this beautiful holiday that honors and recognizes our hard work and contribution to society and our families as women.
Want to learn more about International Women’s Day? Check out this post which explains why and who celebrates!
IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother’s Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.