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Stories and thoughts about my time as a Peace Corps volunteer in Moldova

International Womens Day

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International Women’s Day is celebrated throughout the world on March 8th.  And Moldova is no exception.

I celebrated with both of my host family’s.  Once in the morning with my family in Ciorescu (I had stayed the night there because I had a meeting in the capital the day before) and later with my host family in Riscani.

Women’s Day in Moldova reminded me of Mothers Day.  Except all the offices and schools are closed.   Flowers and gifts are given.  I gave both my host moms an african violet.  I was given a flower and some body wash.

Here is a picture of my host mom, with her daughters, one son-in-law and father:

Noapte buna!

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Author: Mary O

Hi, I'm Mary. I am orignally from Spokane Wash., where I lived for 20 years of my life. I went to school in Bellingham Wash, at Western Washington University and graduated with a degree in Business Administration. In June 2011, I moved to Moldova for the Peace Corps. In the Peace Corps, I am an Agribusiness and Rural Development Volunteer, and live in a town called Riscani, which is about 3 hours northwest of the capital city. I love Moldova, but there are somedays where I really miss all my friends and family in the States! Email me if you have more questions!

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