women day

Today a little bit of history!!!

International Women’s Day or International Working Women’s Day is celebrated on the 8th of March in many countries all around the world. On that day women are recognized for their achievements without considering their national, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, economic or political background. The celebration of the International Women’s Day is strongly connected to labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

To put it in the nutshell, the historical background is rather cruel and bloody as it has to do with New York female textile workers going on strike to fight for better working conditions, political and economic laws for women. For more details visit this website.

Nowadays, in different parts of the world, the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, admiration, and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements.

Each year has a motto and the 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. More here.

I remember that in Poland when I was a little girl the Women’s Day was pompously celebrated and all the men would give their female workmates flowers on that day, but not any flowers but cloves.

And in your country? Are there any special celebrations on this day? Share your experience with us on the blog.