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J.D.
23-02-2010, 08:33
Happy Men's Day!

Putin can call it what he wants.

I'm taking my son for fajitas and a brownie sundae at the HardRock.

Judge
23-02-2010, 12:07
Thanks,,, same to you..
Happy Men's day to all men..

len
23-02-2010, 12:14
i didnt know there was a men's day....am so behind.



Thanks,,, same to you..
Happy Men's day to all men..

Judge
23-02-2010, 12:28
i didnt know there was a men's day....am so behind.


Yep, sure, that's why it's a day off in Russia..
Read more about it here..

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FlakeySnowballer
23-02-2010, 13:01
Let me note it is not a men's day. It is a day of the defenders of the homeland. So some women as well as some men can defend the homeland. It is their holiday. And over and above this holiday is not a holiday by all men.

PS: YOu should congratulate guys and girls from Army, Militzia, Gai, FSB, FSO, from the War Faculty of the university, Doctors and so on but not all men.
For example if a man have never served in Army, worked in GAI and in another places similar to named his holiday is March the 8th (joke:lick:)

tvadim133
23-02-2010, 14:00
Actually, in case of a war, the first who will defend the Motherland will be men (though it is true that women do it as well).

So, I would say, that the 23 of February is all men's day traditionaly in Russia.

So men, that s or holliday, not matter what origin you are ofL UK, Russia, USA and so on.

We are defenders of our Motherland (Fatherland)!

That is our day (yours, when you are in Russia).

len
23-02-2010, 14:23
is it true many men went off to war in those days and many of them died that is why we have lots of women proffessionals compared to men in the current russia?




Yep, sure, that's why it's a day off in Russia..
Read more about it here..

Defender of the Fatherland Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defender_of_the_Fatherland_Day)

tvadim133
23-02-2010, 14:28
Why?

How did it come to your mind that number of professionals of women is higher then of men?

Ed.
23-02-2010, 14:40
is it true many men went off to war in those days and many of them died that is why we have lots of women proffessionals compared to men in the current russia?

Happy day offs and holiday for russian soldiers!! I don't know if thre are some of them at this forum )) but i wish them health and piece!

Speaking about the quantity of men and women I have to admit that we have more woman than men, but this difference is not wide. There is a little bit more of women. And yes, Len, you are right when you point to their participation in wars. Plus i would mention that a lot of men don't lead a healthy life style (drink alcohol, smoke, don't do exercise). Though a lot of women try to lead a healthy life style (diets...). So men think that they are clever, but majority of them doesn't live longer.

J.D.
23-02-2010, 16:26
Let me note it is not a men's day. It is a day of the defenders of the homeland. So some women as well as some men can defend the homeland. It is their holiday. And over and above this holiday is not a holiday by all men.

PS: YOu should congratulate guys and girls from Army, Militzia, Gai, FSB, FSO, from the War Faculty of the university, Doctors and so on but not all men.
For example if a man have never served in Army, worked in GAI and in another places similar to named his holiday is March the 8th (joke:lick:)

you and Putin can start your own thread.


Happy Men's day!

My son (who is much too young for the Army) and I (a former U.S. Marine) celebrated with fajitas and hot fudge brownie sundaes.

FlakeySnowballer
23-02-2010, 18:14
you and Putin can start your own thread.


Happy Men's day!

My son (who is much too young for the Army) and I (a former U.S. Marine) celebrated with fajitas and hot fudge brownie sundaes.

Why Putin?

mikegulf
23-02-2010, 19:33
Is this similar to either of the American holidays Memorial Day or Veterans Day? Men's Day makes me think it's more like our Fathers Day.

ezik
23-02-2010, 19:48
J.D., surely, it sounds like you had a great time with your son! Well done! He very well may become defender of some fatherland in some way, so I think it's great you took him out.

I think this holiday is comparible to something like Veteran's day, it has a sort of military taste to it. It's about both men and women, but in Russia, I noticed that all men get congratulated this day.

Last days, I noticed that Russia is mainly being "defended" against the snow and ice by hard working Dvorniki, who just keep on working, holiday or not.

J.D.
23-02-2010, 19:51
Hard to say. Some Russians treat it like Veteran's Day and for others it's Men's Day, a bit like our Father's day I guess.
All the Russian girls in my office made me a wonderful fruit plate last Friday.
They also made one for each of the Russian men, none of which had served in the Army.

nbogaard
24-02-2010, 09:32
I thought it was very nice that the women in our office included me in the celebration even though I defended a different "fatherland." I do love Russian women.