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    I remember reading posts about customs in Russia about giving flowers, but I can't find any of them. Things like number -- IIRC even means one thing and odd another -- color, and type, and what is appropriate to give to a performer. Is there a difference between male and female? I'd appreciate any information on this topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyfan228
    I remember reading posts about customs in Russia about giving flowers, but I can't find any of them. Things like number -- IIRC even means one thing and odd another -- color, and type, and what is appropriate to give to a performer. Is there a difference between male and female? I'd appreciate any information on this topic.

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    Even numbers are for funerals.......odd is the way to go.

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    odd is the way to go.
    all seriousness aside...that's a really funny statement.

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    The only real rule is that it has to be an odd number (unless you're dealing with Estonians - there it's the reverse). Technically there are many other rules as well but nobody remembers them.

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    Not a Russian tradition but having to do with flowers. It used to be on Mother's Day that female always wore coursages to church. White if your mother was dead and pink or red if she was still living.

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    Many thanks! 11 or 15 it is

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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyfan228
    Many thanks! 11 or 15 it is
    Acutely neet to know. Glad that was posted. Don't run into many "Russians" though.
    Last edited by SeaniBu; 05-03-2006 at 05:37 PM. Reason: added "though"

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