International Women’s Day – March 8

What is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate women and their achievements, both past and present.  It is a day to remember the struggles women have faced worldwide and the grace with which they overcame these hardships. German Socialist Clara Zetkin first suggested a day to honor women in 1910. The following year, the day was celebrated by more than a million people in several countries.

When is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day was first celebrated on March 19 in Germany, Denmark, and Austria. In 1913, it was decided that International Women’s Day would be celebrated globally on March 8.

How do people celebrate International Women’s Day?

In some countries, International Women’s Day is celebrated as a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day with men giving flowers and candy or a small gift to the women in their lives. Grandmothers, mothers, wives, girlfriends, sisters, and daughters are recognized and admired. In some countries, women even get together for women-only dinners or day trips. Visit here to see a list of thousands of events happening all around the world.

href=”http://www.google.com/events/iwd2011/#tab0″>Celebrate International Women’s Day with Google’s official page of celebration.

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