Today, 8th of March, is the International Women's Day! A nice beginning of the day - flowers from my husband and a poem from Ayka, our international student! I always share this tradition, the celebration of women on March 8th, in Russia with all my classes. It is a National holiday in Russia and is very loved by all. Women are showered with flowers, presents, surprises, and love. Mothers, sisters, girl-friends, grand-mothers - all are celebrated and worshiped. Teachers are probably the most. Because most teachers at schools are women. I remember the days when I was dean of the school of Foreign languages. The door to my office could not be closed for hours, days, almost a month. Students, faculty, parents, fiends were coming to wish Happy Women's Day!
The International Women's Day was followed by my birthday that here, in the U.S., I usually spend in my favorite place Mohonk Mountain House. The birthday cake below is from the chef of the Mohonk exquisite kitchen!