Defenders of the Motherland Day
The Council of People's Commissars
set up the Red Army by decree on January 15, 1918 ( Old Style) (January
28, 1918), basing it on the already-existing Red Guard. The official
Red Army Day of February 23, 1918 marked the day of the first mass
draft of the Red Army in Petrograd and Moscow, and of the first
combat action against the occupying imperial German army. February
23 became an important national holiday in the Soviet Union, later
celebrated as "Soviet Army Day", and it continues as a
day of celebration in present-day Russia as Defenders of the Motherland
February 23 - Man's Day. Defenders of
the Motherland Day.
Until recently this holiday was known as Soviet Army Day but nowadays
it has become a holiday for all men by analogy with the similar
Women's Day. Men are congratulated and given presents.
Next is February 23, Day, known until recently as Soviet Army Day,
popularly viewed as holiday for all men and closely followed by
its female counter-part, Women's Day, March 8, when women receive
flowers, presents and are toasted by men.
Description: Until recently this holiday
was known as Soviet Army Day. Nowadays it is similar the Father's
Day. It is our tribute of respect to all the generations of Russian
soldiers from the ancient times till nowadays to those who defeated
courageously our motherland from invaders.
Celebration: On this day all the masculine representatives from
boys to old men receive congratulations and presents and the military
men greet each other. Women have a happy opportunity to say the
warmest and the sweetest words to their lovers and to please them
with sings of attention.
Popular gifts: muffler, socks, books, bottle of wine, perfume, models
of cars and airplanes…