March 8 is International Women’s Day.
In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe, especially those in the Soviet Bloc. (Wikipedia)
March 8 has been an official holiday in Russia and an occasion when postcard greetings were popular. Here is a sampling of some of the March 8 International Women’s Day postcards. These date from the 1960s to the 1980s. Most are in the Russian language, but some postcards were published in languages of other Soviet countries. Flowers were the most popular motif and appear on nearly every card in some form. I think that the most interesting cards are ones that have flowers in combination with women and/or children. Some cards have an international theme with a globe or peoples of various countries. Cute animals have also appear on some March 8 postcards.