International Women’s Day Celebration Around The World

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International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8th March, celebrating the women of the country and all around the world for their accomplishments in all aspects of life including economic, social, cultural and political aspects. 

When Is International Women’s Day 2024?

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International Women’s Day 2024 is going to be on 8th March all around the world to celebrate the achievements of women across the world.

Why Is Women’s Day celebrated?

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Women have been conquering the world in all spheres of life, so it is important to celebrate their victories, and their battles against gender inequality, and also to spread awareness among individuals about how important is the role of women in our society. 

History Of  International Women’s Day 

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We are sure that you have heard the saying that it’s a man’s world, and since this has been the mindset for a long time, women have always been considered second-class citizens. We are not saying that this is the case right now, but back then when there was no education, and rules or laws to protect the rights of women, they were suppressed to no end. 

The root of Women’s Day precedes in India during the early 20th century, as plenty of women were a part of the struggle for Independence from British rule. 

The first International Women’s Day was celebrated in the year 1911, which was a pivotal moment to bring to attention the serious issue of women’s suffering and to provide better working conditions and gender equality. 

Labour activism and the women’s rights movement led to the first International Women’s Day, which was celebrated in Austria, Germany, Denmark, and Switzerland. 

The International Women’s Day celebration served as a platform for women to voice their demands, and address their issues regarding gender inequality, and better treatment. 

The International Women’s Day Celebration was a symbol of unity and solidarity among women who came from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and socio-economic statuses. 

During the Socialist International Meeting held in Copenhagen in the year 1910, a decision was made to celebrate International Women’s Day every year on March 8th.

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How Is International Women’s Day Celebrated Around The World?

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In several countries, International Women’s Day is an official holiday to celebrate a day in a year dedicated to all the women superheroes around us. However, in some places, there is a special celebration by cutting cakes and giving gifts to the women employees. Every country has their own way of celebrating International Women’s Day, so let’s check out the various ways how Women’s Day is celebrated around the world. 

International Women’s Day In The United Kingdom

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In London, there is a three-day festival called the Women of The World. This festival features speakers, performers, and activists who come under one roof and talk about the global issues that women face in their everyday lives and also about the accomplishments that women have made against all odds.

Even though the Women Of The World(WOW) was founded in the UK, it has its sister festival in other parts of the world, which features exhibitions, discussions, and talks.

International Women’s Day In Australia

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International Women’s Day Celebration In Australia has been marked for decades, and marches have been very popular since the 1970s. To celebrate women around the world, the 8th March is celebrated with great enthusiasm as there are various panel discussions, and events that feature some of the most prominent women, who speak publicly calling for equality and diversity in the region. 

International Women’s Day In China

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China celebrates Girl’s Day on 7th March every year, and since the year 1949, China has recognised International Women’s Day. On 8th March every year, the employers are advised to give a half day to the women employees, however, they are not obliged to do so. 

Men are encouraged to buy presents for the females in their lives to let them know you see them and their hard work, which is the cutest International Women’s Day celebration around the world. 

International Women’s Day In Italy

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One of the unique Women’s Day celebrations can be seen in Italy where women of the country receive a bunch of yellow mimosas, which has been chosen as a symbol of Women’s Day in the country. 

These small mimosas are said to symbolize female strength, and women pass on these mimosas which is a sign of solidarity among the females. Since we know Italy is popular for its food, you can see several cafes and restaurants serving cakes and pasta in vibrant yellow colours which resemble the mimosa flower, to mark the International Women’s Day Celebration.

International Women’s Day In Romania

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Romania celebrates International Women’s Day just like Mother’s Day, encouraging men to buy flowers, cards and gifts for their mothers, grandmothers, wives and friends to celebrate this beautiful day. 

International Women’s Day In The United States

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In the United States of America, 8th March may not be an official holiday, however, the month of March is dedicated to Women as Women’s History Month, which is that period that brings attention to women’s achievements throughout history. 

International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8th March in the United States by hosting rallies, business events, and conferences to celebrate the women around us and all over the country. 

Conclusion

Even though women across the world have been conquering the world, and we have been celebrating their accomplishments and achievements every year by dedicating a day to them or even a month incase of the United States, are women actually equal? 

After the repeated crime against women, and reports of them being suppressed and not getting equal pay or getting rejected only because of the fact that they are women, brings us to the really important question of whether celebrating International Women’s Day is all about celebrating women in front of the world but suppressing them behind the walls of social media? 

What are your thoughts? 

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