|I am sure a lot of you
who are studying Russian and/or have been to Russia know about this wonderful
spring holiday. It is somewhat similar to the Mother’s day here in the US, but
celebrates all women and girls. It is definitely traditional to congratulate
your mom, grandmas, sisters, aunts, cousins, teachers, coworkers but at school
you will also see boys congratulating the girls in their class (similar to the
Valentine’s tradition in the US) with cards, small gifts or flowers.|
It is common at
schools for the children to prepare special crafts for their moms, sisters,
grandmas, and teachers and then present it to them on the day of. Handmade
cards are also very popular.
Tulips, Mimosas and
Daffodils are one of the most traditional flowers during this season. Depending
on the women in your life it can be a very different celebration: romantic,
thankful, respectful, fun.
Not only the guys
congratulate the women, other women and girls congratulate each other and
Even if you are not
Russian and this is not a holiday you celebrate, take this opportunity to
call/visit the women in your life and thank them for being there.