Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Coisas que eu achei que jah tivesse contado 1/4.
Things I thought I’d told you 1/4.
Originalmente, esta data era conhecida como Dia do Exercito Vermelho, apos o primeiro grande alistamento de 1918. Mais tarde, com o fim da URSS, o feriado ganhou seu atual nome: Dia dos Defensores da Patria, em homenagem a todos que serviram no Exercito e na Marinha. Alem das cerimonias e homenagens, as mulheres dao presentes e atencao especial aos homens ao seu redor (tambem independentemente do tipo de relacao que voces tenham). Tambem eh comum ver gente vestida com roupas de guerra e, as vezes, maquiagem simulando hematomas e feridas. No nosso caso, como estavamos ocupados trabalhando, acabamos ficando soh com as roupas.
In Russia, the International Women’s Day is way more than a day when you smile and congratulate women that work with you. For starters, the 8th of March is a national holiday and EVERY woman expects nothing less than a bouquet of flowers from you (regardless of how you two are related). But I digress. This post is supposed to be about another date. One that is only celebrated on this side of the planet: Men’s Day, which happens to be just 2 weeks before Women’s Day, on the 23rd of February.
Originally, the date was known as the Red Army’s Day, after the first big draft in 1918. After the collapse of the USSR, the holiday received its current name: Defenders of the Fatherland Day, in memory of all the men who served in the Army or the Navy. In addition to all the ceremonies and homages, women give gifts and a lot of attention to all the men around them (also regardless of how you are related to each other). It’s also common to see people dressed as veterans or even wearing special make-up to simulate bruises and injuries. In our case, since we were busy working, we ended up with just some jackets and hats.
Whatcha gon’ do?