This Saturday.. March 8th Gentlemen.
MAKE SURE you congratulate EVERY Russian Woman or FSU Lady that you know and simply tell her the following..
“Congratulations and Happy Woman’s Day!”
(Carefully notice the sincere joy and appreciation that is returned to you with something so simple as this.)
OK that’s the bare minimum to start with.
Now the actual tradition usually has Men volunteering to do the cooking and cleaning for one day along with a affectionate dose of flowers, gifts or a dinner date at some nice restaurant.
But whatever you do keep in mind that for a Russian Woman this day is BIGGER and MORE IMPORTANT then even Valentines Day.
If there are no men around then the women will congratulate themselves with their own little party and sometimes give gifts to each other. This is very typical in any workplace where there are mostly women present.
Any man present in this situation is expected to play the role of the host who will keep their glasses filled and their plates occupied with fruit slices, cakes or other sweets. Vodka, Cognac and Wine are also very popular drinks during this event as well and frequent glowing toasts are given towards each other in honor of these great, humble and incredibly hardworking ladies.