March 8th is International Women's Day: a public holiday in Ukraine.
This day is very famous and loved by everyone, perhaps because it's the time when Spring begins its return.
On International Women's Day, we congratulate all women, especially mothers. We give them kind words, and give flowers and gifts.
Children make gifts for their moms, grandmothers, and sisters by themselves.
History of International Women's Day:
In Ukraine, women originally desired to get equal rights as men, they wanted to work fewer hours (at that time it was common to work 16 hours a day), they wanted better conditions in the workplace, and they wanted the right to vote.
Nowadays, International Women's Day is usually celebrated with family, and/or friends.
Men need to have time to congratulate all the women close to them - mother, wife, mother in law, sister, daughter. And since this is not huddle like this had happened before, several families in one apartment, it is necessary to them to wander around the city, to have time to kiss each precious woman for them. Towards evening they felt tired but very satisfied and happy, and all because they said during the whole day sincere and gentle words, they glorified and praised the women's wisdom, courage, beauty, gave the first spring flowers and plain gifts - everything that was enough for their men`s fantasy.