International Women’s Day is an international holiday dedicated to women. It is also commonly referred to as All Women’s Solidarity Day, because it was originally conceived to draw attention to the problems of women in society and support the ideas of equality. It is celebrated annually on March 8.
The history of the holiday begins in 1910, when the Copenhagen International Congress was held. Women from all over the world took part in it. German-born Clara Zetkin took the initiative to create International Women’s Day. She was warmly supported by the other participants. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated annually on March 8 in many countries around the world. They congratulate all the women, give them gifts and say warm words.
The date of the celebration was chosen for a reason. It was on this day in 1857 that the largest strike of women textile workers in New York took place. The working conditions at that time were very hard: women had to work 16 hours a day. The women’s movement came out to improve working conditions, thus beginning a struggle for their rights and freedoms.
- The holiday received official status after the UN General Assembly recognized it in 1977.
- In Japan, in addition to International Women’s Day, there is a whole series of women’s holidays. Most of March is devoted to the beautiful half of society.
- Interestingly, the first female pilot appeared on March 8. On this day in 1910, Elise de Laroche received this title.
How to celebrate
On International Women’s Day, congratulate all the women you know. Give flowers, call or write a message of congratulations. The main thing is attention. You can spend the day with your favorite women however you want. Take a walk, go to the movies, etc.
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When is International Women’s Day celebrated in 2024?
International Women’s Day is observed on March 8 each year.