International Women's Day

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 00:00 to Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 00:45

International Women's Day (IWD), also called International Working Women's Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the commemoration ranges from a day of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a commemoration of women's economic, political, and social achievements.

The holiday started as a Socialist political event, and over the years has blended in the culture of many countries. In some areas, the day lost its political flavor and became an occasion for men to express their love for women — a mixture of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. Some people mark the day by wearing purple ribbons. (Wikipedia)