International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March Every Year!
What is Women’s day?
Women’s Day or International Women’s Day is a day that is celebrated globally. This day is celebrated to honor women’s achievements and struggles all around the world, whether it be the social, economic, cultural, or political struggles and achievements; this day honors them all.
This day was not the incentive of any single person or organization. No NGO, academic institution, media hub, charity, or corporation is responsible solely for this International Women’s Day. A theme of International Women’s day is declared by several organization explains a different plan. Some of them are accepted more widely than others. The IWD is a day of global celebration, and it’s a call for gender parity.
International Women’s Day is a day that symbolizes and represents celebration, empowerment, unity, and action. It doesn’t matter how various people belonging to various regions of the world take this day. Still, there is one thing that’s true for sure- this day has been celebrated worldwide for over a century, and it surely will continue to strengthen with time.
Why is Women’s Day celebrated?
If you are wondering why this day is celebrated or the need to find a day like this, you will get your answer today.
In recent times, significant progress has occurred for the protection and promotion of the rights of women. But one fact that has always remained the same till now is the partiality between men and women. According to the UN, there is no single place or region where women can claim to have equal and the same rights and opportunities as men.
Almost 1.3 billion of the population of women in the world are poor. And do you know that women receive almost 30 to 40 percent less wage than the same workmen do? To add more to it, women have faced many challenges and are still facing a lot to date. They have been raped and have become the victims of violence, whether it be domestic violence, verbal abuse, or any violence. These tortures and inadequate treatments are the primary cause of death among women.
March 19, 1911, was the day when the first International Women’s Day occurred. This event included rallies and meetings and turned out to be a big success in countries like Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. At first, March 19 was the day that was chosen for its annual celebration but later on, the date was moved on to Match 8th in 1913.
The primary purpose of this day is to help the nations eliminating discrimination against women. It is aimed to help women gain full participation in global development. Similar to Women’s Day, Men’s day is also celebrated on November 19 every year.
How to celebrate Women’s Day?
This day is celebrated worldwide with great enthusiasm and excitement. The International Women’s Day is an official holiday in many countries, including Afghanistan, Russia, Vietnam, Laos, etc. In most of these countries, it is a tradition that the men of the family honor their family’s women. These women may include his daughter, mother, sister, wife, grandmother, aunt, or other relative women. There are several ways of honoring women on this day. The best way is to give them some presents or buy them flowers and chocolates. Men also give a day off to the women on this day and do all the work by themselves. The women are pampered in all ways possible on this day, and they do deserve this pampering and care.
This day is also celebrated like Mother’s Day in some countries. On this day, the children give small presents and gifts to their mothers and grandmothers and pay their gratitude. In countries like Nepal and China, this day is a day off for women only.
In the United States, Women’s Day is not regarded as a day off yet, but the idea of considering it an official holiday has been proposed. But this doesn’t mean that there is no celebration of Women’s day in the United States. Many conferences, meetings, rallies, and events occur all across the country to celebrate National Women’s Day in the US.
Women’s Day Quotes:
An excellent quote enables us to explain a story in a better way. It’s an efficient way of expressing your feelings and emotions, and it says a lot in fewer words. On women’s day, many people express their gratitude towards women using women’s day quotes. Some of the famous quotes on this day are:
“To tell a woman everything she cannot do is to tell her what she can.” –Spanish Proverb.
“The best protection any woman can have is courage.” –Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
“She wasn’t looking for a knight. She was looking for a sword.” –Atticus.
And there are several other quotes too that are an accurate representation of women’s day’s spirit. So, enjoy this day and don’t forget to appreciate the women in your life.
Happy Women’s Day!