‘Conception Day’

September 11, 2007

You’d think they would have learned their lessons about central planning.

This Wednesday’s event is timed precisely nine months ahead of next year’s Constitution Day so that mothers “ideally should give birth on June 12,” said a spokeswoman for the administration, speaking by telephone to AFP.

A series of concerts and exhibitions are being organised to promote family values and employers are being encouraged to grant a discretionary day off, said the spokeswoman.

“The purpose is to improve the demographic situation and support family values,” she said, adding that a four-year programme of building and improving kindergartens was under way to support families.

Russian province gets set for ‘Conception Day’ via Drudge.

CNN has more on it too.

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