Today is International Women’s Day, a day celebrating women’s political, economic, and social accomplishments. It’s also a day for men to honor the special women in their life, be it a wife, mother, sister, or Ukrainian sweetheart.
Though IWD is a global holiday, it’s particularly popular in Eastern Europe. Ever year on March 8th, millions of Russian and Ukrainian men honor women with flowers, chocolate, and other small gifts. Though some say International Women’s Day is a mix between Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day, all women receive tokens of affection on this special day.
Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych congratulated women on his website, wishing them a lifetime of health and happiness.
“I sincerely congratulate you on the beginning of spring and on International Women’s Day,” he wrote. “The best flowers of love and respect are for you! I wish you and your families peace, calmness, health and happiness. Let a strong shoulder be always next to you and serve as a reliable support in life.”
It’s not too late to wish your special lady the best on International Women’s Day. HRB has created new emoticons and e-cards in honor of IWD, as well as festive gifts sure to make her smile. Join HRB or log on now to get started!
International Women's Day Google Doodle