International men's day: history and holiday features
Date February 23, in our country is traditionally considered to be men's day. Alas, few of our compatriots know that there is another holiday, when representatives of a strong half of mankind can rightfully accept congratulations. International men's day (world men's day) was established on the initiative of the President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev, he is celebrated on the first Saturday of November. Tell me more about this wonderful holiday and the history of its origin.Being the head of state, Mikhail Gorbachev decided once and for all to end male discrimination by introducing the appropriate occasion. His initiative was supported by the United Nations office at Vienna, the Military Magistrate and other international organizations. In the US, Australia, UK, Singapore, India and some other countries, international men's day is celebrated on November 19 and, in fact, nothing to do with our holiday has. It was established in Trinidad and Tobago relatively recently – in 1999. It is aimed to restore gender equality. To date, more than fifty countries around the world have addressed their congratulations to the man on this day.
In 2009, was officially approved the main goals pursued by States, celebrating international men's day. Namely:• The desire to emphasize the important role of ordinary men of the middle class living a decent and honest life.
• Maintain social, emotional, spiritual and physical health and well-being of a strong half of mankind.
• The suppression of men's legal and social discrimination.
• Ensuring gender equality and improving communication between the sexes.
• Providing opportunities for realization of their own potential.
Each year, international men's day is dedicated to a particular topic. 2003 – men's health 2007 healing and forgiveness, 2009 – important role of men, etc. on this day in many countries around the world held a variety of public seminars, radio and television programmes, round tables, demonstrations, rallies, school events.
In our country this festival is celebrated not so globally, and the vast majority of Russia's population is not even aware of its existence. Meanwhile, men's mortality, we reached a record high, it is four times higher than women's performance. So the slogan "Save the men!" in our country is more than justified.Of course, this wonderful holiday men expect us to care, attention and warm words. Just tell them how much they mean to you. But if you hope not for his eloquence, then just find the theme greeting. Here is an example of one of them:
Not today and not birthday,
And your holiday – the international day of men.
You I really want to congratulate
And wishes heart to leave.
Be strong, courageous, bold,
Active, agile and skillful.
Always smiling and positive
Beautiful, stylish, creative.
And life will become rich and colorful,
Full of surprises, generous gifts.
And ladies fragile near you
Will live like a stone wall!