International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

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Is the Mother’s day the only day for remembering the valiant effort of the women to improve our society? The answer to this is a no! The International Women’s Day also known as the International Working Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of March of every year. Throughout the world, this day is celebrated to show the respect, adoration and appreciation towards women. On this day, respect and acknowledgment is also given for the women for their achievements in economic, political and social arenas. This day started as a Socialist political event however, soon it spread to the rest of the world. As the years advanced, due to the political changes, this day became as day where the women were showed respect and adoration by their male counterparts as they would do on the Mother’s day or the Valentine’s day.

If we talk of the history of this day, the first women’s day was celebrated in the United States of America by the Socialist Party of America on the 28th of February, 1909 to commemorate the strike that was done by the international ladies’ garment workers’ union. In the following years, around the world, many such events started to take place around the world. In 1910, International Women’s Confederation was established. The waves of this day however started due to the Russian February revolution. Following the demonstrations that marked the International Women’s Day in the year 1917, this revolution started. Following the October revolution, this day was declared as an official holiday in Russia. In many countries, this day is a national holiday, in some of which the holiday is only for women.

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