because people speak English
It is not Ukrainian or Russian holiday. The UNO marks this day as International Women's Day as recognition of our independence and equal rights. However, the political sense of this holiday died away in my country about a century ago. Our women have always been independent since 1917. On the other hand, our men have never been gentlemen. Perhaps, we do need this holiday to remind them of our being somewhere around! Our men forget about their family duties from time to time. It is unbelievable in the West or in Asian countries due to different reasons. But here, we have to remind our men of being "a strong sex". So, this holiday is a great occation. On march 8, we (women) do nothing. We make our men go shopping, cook, lay the table, do all housekeeping, take care of kids, etc. We want them to know how it feels working and taking care of everything! (Smile!)
Well, this day is so special here! Women are congratulated everywhere: at work, at home and just on the streets. Flowers are in great demand. Men buy them up in heaps (maybe, once a year:)! Inofficial symbols of this holiday are snowdrops and tulips.
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