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Why is International Women’s Day Celebrated on 8 March? Know Here..!!

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On 8 March you will also be engaged in preparations to celebrate International Women’s Day. By now, some people must have sent the message and some very special people would have also called and congratulated them.


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* International Women’s Day celebrated on 8 March

* International Women’s Day stems from a labor movement

* International Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1911 in Austria

On 8 March you will also be engaged in preparations to celebrate International Women’s Day. By now, some people must have sent the message and some very special people would have also called and congratulated them. Do you know why International Women’s Day is celebrated and when did this celebration begin? Is this really a ceremony or something else? For years, people from all over the world have been celebrating Women’s Day to this day, but how did it all begin?

 

When Start International Women’s Day?

Actually International Women’s Day stems from a labor movement. It was planted in the year 1908 when 15,000 women marched in New York City and demanded fewer hours in the job. Apart from this, they demanded that they should be given better wages and also be given the right to vote. A year later, the Socialist Party of America declared this day as the first National Women’s Day.

 

International Women’s Day

This idea was of a woman only. Clara Zetkin suggested celebrating International Women’s Day during an international conference of working women in Copenhagen in 1910. At that time, 100 women from 17 countries were present at the conference. All of them supported this suggestion. International Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. But technically this year we are celebrating 107th International Women’s Day. Women’s Day was officially recognized in 1975 when the United Nations began celebrating it annually with a theme. The first theme of International Women’s Day was ‘Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future’.

 

Why International Women’s day Celebrated on 8 March?

This question must also arise in your mind, why is International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8 itself? Actually, Clara Zetkin did not confirm any date to celebrate Women’s Day. During the war in 1917, Russian women demanded ‘bread and peace’ ( food and peace). The women’s strike forced Emperor Nicholas to step down and the interim government gave women the right to vote. At that time, the Julian calendar was used in Russia. The date the women started this strike was 23 February. This day was 8 March in the Gregorian calendar and since then International Women’s Day began to be celebrated on 8 March.

 

Is there an International Men’s Day too?

Exactly… International Men’s Day is on 19 November. It has been celebrated since 1990 but it has not been recognized by the United Nations. International Men’s Day is celebrated in over 60 countries. Its purpose is to increase men’s health, gender relations, promote gender equality and increase positivity in them. In 2017, its theme was ‘Celebrate Men and Boys’.

 

How is International Women’s Day celebrated worldwide?

In many countries, a national holiday is declared on this day. In Russia and many other countries, the price of flowers increases considerably around this day. During this time, women and men give flowers to each other. In most of the offices in China, women are given half-day leave. In the US, the month of March is celebrated as the Women’s History Month.

In any case, women are no less than men and in many cases, they have surpassed even men. According to a report, women applicants are increasing in terms of taking loans. This means that they are now getting more financial freedom.

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