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Some get a day in the year, some get a whole year

Some get a day in the year, some get a whole year

When I was a kid in Romania, on this day, March 8, we celebrated Woman's Day. I had no idea it was an international event, I thought it was just a Romania thing. It was a really big deal! And the deal was to make your mom feel special, or other women in your life, like teachers, for instance. So what we did was: me, my sister, my dad, we'd buy my mother flowers, and kiss her, and hug her, and she was just loving it! You could tell, she'd light up. And I was so happy that something small like this, like a bouquets of flowers, usually snowdrops, would make her so happy. As a kid, I was very close to my dad - not that I loved him more, it's just that we were closer, we got along better, he was more understanding... Anyway... I wanted to celebrate my dad the same way when his turn came on Man's Day. I mean, we did it on his birthday but he was so nice he deserved an extra day in the year, surely. So I ask my mom: "When is Man's Day?" And my mom laughs: "There's no such thing." That puzzled me terribly as a kid. So years later, I moved to the US, was all grown up, and I was with my partner one day, and it was March 8, and nobody really celebrated it here, and I remarked: "Hey, it's Woman's Day." And my partner says: "What's Woman's Day?" "Well, it's a day when you celebrate women." And he says: "Wow, women get a whole day!!" And I say: "Yeah. What do men get?" And he says: "Men get the whole year. Every day is men's day." Oh... I finally got the answer to my childhood question....

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Some get a day in the year, some get a whole year

Some get a day in the year, some get a whole year

When I was a kid in Romania, on this day, March 8, we celebrated Woman's Day. I had no idea it was an international event, I thought it was just a Romania thing. It was a really big deal! And the deal was to make your mom feel special, or other women in your life, like teachers, for instance. So what we did was: me, my sister, my dad, we'd buy my mother flowers, and kiss her, and hug her, and she was just loving it! You could tell, she'd light up. And I was so happy that something small like...

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