homeworldwide public holidaysnews and updatesrussia > this page

Russia's First Lady Wants July 8 Public Holiday

Source: Agence France-Presse (Moscow)
Posted: Friday, June 20, 2008

Russia's First Lady, Svetlana Medvedeva, is chairing a committee to celebrate July 8th as a Russian "anti-Valentine's Day", with emphasis on family, marriage and long-term faithfulness, rather than what she (and many in Russia) considers the shallowness of Saint-Valentine's celebration of short-term infatuation.

If this year's first July 8 celebration is a success, Mrs. Medvedev has promised to make it an official public holiday in Russia.

Links and References

Below are links to the news stories referred to in the above "Russia's First Lady Wants July 8 Public Holiday" news story, as well as links to subsequents news stories which refer to the present news story.