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USA: Women of NYC receive roses as they discover the world of Intl. Women's Day01:38

USA: Women of NYC receive roses as they discover the world of Intl. Women's Day

United States, New York City
March 7, 2017 at 21:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

Women with flower (English): "Pretty good. It's a nice idea."

Journalist (English): "Were you aware of the holiday?"

Women with flower (English): "No."

Journalist (English): "It's an internationally recognised holiday."

Journalist (English): "Oh wow. It's an internationally recognised holiday"

Women with flower (English): "Oh wow, well we didn't know about it."

Russian men distributed flowers to women at Times Square in New York City, Tuesday, to mark International Women's Day, attempting to share the importance of the holiday, widespread in Russia and the former Soviet bloc, with New Yorkers.

Wearing white rain jackets with the slogans #MakeHerSmile and #FromRussiaWithLove embossed on their backs, the men approached women at the New York landmark, handing out roses and giving some information on the holiday.

Traditionally Women's Day in Russia is marked on March 8, but congratulations are often offered on March 7, as the day itself is a national holiday. The holiday honours the struggle and achievements of women for equal rights and representation and has been celebrated in Russia during the past 100 years.

USA: Women of NYC receive roses as they discover the world of Intl. Women's Day01:38
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Women with flower (English): "Pretty good. It's a nice idea."

Journalist (English): "Were you aware of the holiday?"

Women with flower (English): "No."

Journalist (English): "It's an internationally recognised holiday."

Journalist (English): "Oh wow. It's an internationally recognised holiday"

Women with flower (English): "Oh wow, well we didn't know about it."

Russian men distributed flowers to women at Times Square in New York City, Tuesday, to mark International Women's Day, attempting to share the importance of the holiday, widespread in Russia and the former Soviet bloc, with New Yorkers.

Wearing white rain jackets with the slogans #MakeHerSmile and #FromRussiaWithLove embossed on their backs, the men approached women at the New York landmark, handing out roses and giving some information on the holiday.

Traditionally Women's Day in Russia is marked on March 8, but congratulations are often offered on March 7, as the day itself is a national holiday. The holiday honours the struggle and achievements of women for equal rights and representation and has been celebrated in Russia during the past 100 years.

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