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Feb 23 is “Men’s Day” in Russia and Ukraine Plus Beauty Show

15. February 2010 by Admin 0 Comments

Officially called the “Defender of the Fatherland” holiday (like Veteran’s Day), February 23 is more commonly referred to as “Men’s Day” in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.


Historically, the date marks a mass draft that occurred in Petrograd and Moscow in 1918 during the Russian Civil War. During the Soviet era, the day was known as “Red Army Day”. Now, the date is more of a celebration of men in general and acts as a counterpart to the “International Women’s Day” that occurs on March 8.


Men’s Day is a special day when women give small gifts to the men in their lives, especially husbands, boyfriends, fathers, sons, and even co-workers. It is a day when all Russian women celebrate the special men in their lives.


As part of the celebration, one of our agencies in Odessa, Ukraine will hold a beauty show entitled “A Bride for the King”. On February 21, starting at 12pm, the invitation-only show will include a beauty contest, banquet and screening of several videos celebrating love and relationships. If you plan on being in Odessa on February 21, contact us to put in your name in the guest list (info@hotrussianbrides.com).