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March 8th in Japan?

Postby Kdar » Tue 02.20.2007 11:10 pm

Do they have this day as celebrate in Japan?
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RE: March 8th in Japan?

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RE: March 8th in Japan?

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 02.21.2007 10:34 am

you might be thinking of March 3rd which is unnofficially girl's day.. it mirrors the 5th of May which is boy's day. Well, let me specify that they celebrated this up north in Tohoku..
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RE: March 8th in Japan?

Postby Kdar » Wed 02.21.2007 12:58 pm

Well, Like in Russia for example....... on March 8.. is like women day.
So men give flowers and what not to their girls and such.

But I guess it would be like White day.
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Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 02.21.2007 2:09 pm

I was not aware of the Russian holiday you mentioned. but yes, that sounds like Valentines Day or White Day.
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RE: March 8th in Japan?

Postby caroline » Wed 02.21.2007 3:06 pm

boys, march 8 is women's day! Not an holiday, but the only day some guys feel good by giving flowers, cooking an exceptional good dinner, maybe even remembering to put the dirty socks in the laundry basket. :(
At least, that what some of my friends say. :D
But it does remind me of someone, who for that reason didn't get to stick around too long.
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RE: March 8th in Japan?

Postby Kdar » Wed 02.21.2007 4:30 pm

yea. its not holiday.
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RE: March 8th in Japan?

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 02.21.2007 5:00 pm

HOLIDAY is commonly used to describe any day of celebration. yes, it does connotate at HolyDay, but not in the modern society of america. It basically means as I mentioned day of celebration. your birthday can be a holiday, your retirement can be a holiday etc..
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RE: March 8th in Japan?

Postby tanuki » Wed 02.21.2007 6:51 pm

Ah, really? That's good to know, I always thought "holiday" implied that it was a free day.

EDIT: By "free" I mean no work, no school...
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RE: March 8th in Japan?

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 02.22.2007 10:44 am

there are 7 holidays taht are generally work free (government holidays would be the best definition).. there are many more holidays taht are not recognized by most companies, so work goes on..
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RE: March 8th in Japan?

Postby hungryhotei » Thu 02.22.2007 11:17 am

tanuki wrote:
Ah, really? That's good to know, I always thought "holiday" implied that it was a free day.

EDIT: By "free" I mean no work, no school...


The usage of the word holiday varies considerably between British and American English. In British English it is used to describe the period of time away from school or work, eg. six weeks summer holiday, or going to a trip, eg. We went on holiday to Spain this year. The usage that two heads is describing is not commonly used in Britain.
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RE: March 8th in Japan?

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 02.22.2007 1:07 pm

No, it is not.. and one of the reasons I wrote modern day America.. I am familiar with the British useage and wrote what I did so as not to be confused with the British useage..
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RE: March 8th in Japan?

Postby hungryhotei » Thu 02.22.2007 1:22 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:
No, it is not.. and one of the reasons I wrote modern day America.. I am familiar with the British useage and wrote what I did so as not to be confused with the British useage..


But since the main meaning of the word in British English is a day off school or work, I thought that it might be what was causing tanuki's confusion and so worth a mention.
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RE: March 8th in Japan?

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 02.22.2007 1:54 pm

oh, I wasn't being argumentative, just pointing out that I tried to make it clear.. obviously I didn't do as good a job as I had thought.. lol
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