Found this on Google:
BEIJING, Aug. 16 (Xinhuanet) -- In an effort to fight Russia's birthrate crisis, a region on the Volga River about 550 miles east of Moscow has declared Sept. 12 the Day of Conception and for the third-straight year is giving couples time of from work to have sex.
Ulyanovsk has held similar contests since 2005. And since then, the number of competitors, and the number of babies born to them, has risen.
Well butter my butt and call me biscuit!
The hope is for a brood of babies exactly nine months later on Russia's national day. Couples who "give birth to a patriot" during the June 12 festivities win money, cars, refrigerators and other prizes.
OMG! The pressure! This has gotta be every bit as stressful as growin' out your bangs!
Russia has one-seventh of the Earth's land surface, but only 141.4 million citizens, making it one of the most sparsely settled countries in the world. Because of a low birthrate and very high death rate, the population has been declining since the early 1990s.
Now, why you suppose that our illegal immigrants don't go over there?
In his state of the nation address last year, President Vladimir Putin called the demographic crisis the most acute problem facing Russia and announced a broad effort to boost Russia's birthrate, including cash incentives to families to have more than one child.
Now, I find this out! I could have been a contender! I had four kids. Like a bald man gettin' a comb for Christmas. Too late now.
Do they send National Sex Day Greeting Cards? Something like,
We're planning a romantic affair,
Something special is in the air,
Kindly save the date below,
So when it comes, you'll be able to...
No. That's no good. Nothing will come from that. Well, something might come, but nothing......Oh,heck, you're messin' with my train of thought here.
Do they post signs about it???
You can skip work and not have to make up excuses for it!
I hate to say it, but there will be those who do make excuses for not joining in on the
fun work whatever.
I just noticed that September 12 is a Wednesday. That's hump day, huh?