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Soviet spring festival 8 March

Soviet spring festival 8 March

Soviet spring festival 8 March

Soviet spring festival 8 March
International Women’s Day on 8 March, in the first years of the Soviet Union became a national holiday, and the USSR for a long time was the only country to officially recognize it. During the Great Patriotic War, Soviet women celebrated International Women’s Day under the slogan “further strengthen the military might of the Soviet Union and the mobilization of all forces and the reserves of the country to help the front”. Since 1965, in the USSR, 8th of March has become inoperative. There was a festive and ritual celebrations, and every year representatives of the government reported to the public about how public policy is carried out toward women. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Day on 8 March remained in the list of public holidays of the Russian Federation. Some of the former Soviet Union republics continue to celebrate 8 March, and some were quick to get rid of the “Soviet legacy”.

Soviet spring festival 8 March. USSR poster to the International Women's Day

Soviet spring festival 8 March. USSR poster to the International Women’s Day

March 8 – “International Women’s Day”, the Spring Festival and the attention to the woman. On this day, we are freed from work, and the “wonderful half” expects favors, flowers and gifts from men. Such is the tradition. We rejoice in the feast, not especially going into its meaning. Time passes, the meaning of the holiday completely disappears, and we sometimes ask ourselves: what, exactly, and why do we celebrate?

March 8 International Women's Day, USSR greeting card

March 8 International Women’s Day, USSR greeting card

8th of March was conceived not as a day of praise Beautiful Lady, but women-revolutionaries. This holiday, at the dawn of the Revolution newspaper “Pravda” was called “Happy International Women’s Work”, a celebration of women seeking to be equal in rights with men, the day of emancipation. Today, the holiday has lost its historical mission. Although on this day in many countries are still held mass rallies of feminists, and many consider this day the day of struggle with the opposite sex …

Interestingly, the idea of ​​an International Women’s Day first arose in the early twentieth century, when the industrialized world was involved into a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population and the emergence of radical ideologies. Although it is believed that the prerequisites for the celebration of International Women’s Day were textile workers in New York, held strike on March 8, 1857.

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Belarus continue to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, and in Uzbekistan – Mother’s Day.
In Armenia, as well celebrate the March 8 and 7 April – Motherhood and Beauty Day. In Estonia, March 8 is no longer a public holiday, but the hot Estonian guys still congratulated compatriots. In Latvia, 8 March is also celebrated informally. A holiday in Lithuania on the list of public holidays. In Turkmenistan, the International Women’s Day was moved to March 20, connecting it to the Navruz, national holiday of spring.

The International Women’s Day is gradually ceased to be a day of political action; rallies and gatherings solemn assemblies were replaced and the “celebration” is observed at home and at work. Now a holiday center – not the rights of women, but the women themselves. The International Women’s Day has lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for people to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. And men just please women with attention, bouquets, gifts and surprises for their loved ones …

Soviet spring festival 8 March