International Men's Day: History and Features of the Holiday
The date of February 23 in our country is traditionally considered a men's day. Alas, a few of our compatriots know that there is another holiday, when representatives of the strong half of humanity can rightfully accept congratulations. The International Men's Day (World Men's Day) was established on the initiative of the USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev, it is celebrated on the first Saturday in November. We will tell more about this wonderful holiday and the history of its occurrence.Being at the head of the state, Mikhail Gorbachev decided once and for all to end male discrimination by introducing an appropriate holiday. His initiative was supported by the UN office in Vienna, the Military Magistracy and other international organizations. In the United States, Australia, Britain, Singapore, India and a number of other countries, the International Men's Day is celebrated on November 19 and, in fact, has nothing to do with our holiday. It was established in Trinidad and Tobago relatively recently - in 1999. It is aimed at restoring gender equality. To date, more than fifty countries around the world are sending their congratulations to a man on this particular day.
In 2009, the main objectives, pursued by states marking the International Men's Day, were officially approved. Namely:• Striving to emphasize the important role of an average middle-class man living a decent and honest life.
• Maintaining the social, emotional, spiritual and physical health and well-being of the strong half of humanity.
• Suppression of legal and social male discrimination.
• Ensure gender equality and improve communication between the sexes.
• Providing opportunities to realize their own potential.
Every year the International Men's Day is dedicated to a certain topic. 2003 - for men's health, 2007 - healing and forgiveness, 2009 - for the important role of men, etc. On this day in many countries around the world there are various open seminars, radio and television programs, round tables, demonstrations, marches, school events.
In our country this holiday is not so globally, and the overwhelming majority of the population of Russia does not even suspect about its existence. Meanwhile, the male mortality of the population reaches a record level, it is four times higher than the female rates. Therefore, the slogan "Take care of men!" In our country is more than justified.Of course, in this wonderful holiday men expect us to take care of, attention and warm words. Just tell them how much they mean to you. And if you do not hope for your eloquence, then just find a thematic greeting. Let us give an example of one of them:
Not New Year's Eve today and not a name day,
And your holiday is International Men's Day.
I want to congratulate you with him
And leave cordial wishes.
Be strong, courageous, courageous,
Active, agile and skillful.
Always smiling and positive,
Beautiful, stylish, creative.
And life will become rich and bright,
The surprises are full, generous for gifts.
And the ladies are fragile with you
They will live like a stone wall!