On March 8 Russia celebrates International Women’s day.
A tradition of Russian men giving flowers to women on many occasions is very wide spread, but on this day every women is expecting a flower from men. March 8 is a Big Deal for Russian women, bigger then Valentine’s Day.
Men give flowers to their female colleagues, as well as to their loved ones, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters. At school boys give flowers, cards, or small gifts to their female classmates.
On Women’s Day men are supposed to do all the housework, while women relaxing on the coach with a magazine. You see well dressed women on the streets and they get a lot of attention from men.
Often people have parties and men express their feelings towards women and tell them how special they are.