Mimosas for International Women’s Day

Tomorrow is another day off in Russia. International Women’s Day, the history of which goes back to early 1900.

Back in USSR the traditional gift for women was an acacia flower, also known as a mimosa.

It’s also mentioned in Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita. When Master first meets Margarita she is holding mimosas, an ugly, disturbing flower, as they were described by the main character.

But I want to talk about a different kind of mimosas – the ones you can drink! It’s a holiday after all!

3/4 cup champagne and 1/4 cup your favorite OJ and viola! Don’t forget to decorate! I am having these at my house tomorrow night!


  1. Wow, there’s a national day off in Russia because it’s International Women’s Day? How come we’re not doing that here in the Philippines? Frigging patriarchal nation.

    • Yeah, it’s been a national holiday since after the Great October Revolution, but became a day off only in 1964! Honestly, when you work from home, these holidays are something you couldn’t care less for! But it’s a good excuse to have some cocktails with the girlfriends!

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