Celebrating Women: Wonders of the World
Women have contributed so much to society and the world, that there is a holiday celebrating womanhood. It might not be a special, non-working event, but the fact that an entire gender is recognized for their contributions to all aspects of humanity says a lot. Here are a few fun facts on the holiday known as “International Women’s Day”:
International Women’s Day Holiday Fun Facts
1. It’s been celebrated for more than a hundred years.
In the early 1900s, women as a group have started making their voices heard. A call for equality and recognition began a change (albeit slow) in society. They demanded to be paid better. Women pushed for the right to vote. These were just some of many other struggles.
2. It used to be a political event.
The holiday used to be called “International Working Women’s Day”. So, yeah, that does sound like a political, labor-related endeavor. It comes off as something celebrated or observed by unions and associations. Not really a socio-cultural thing. In most parts of the world, women still do not enjoy equal status as men, so technically, the event still is.
3. It’s a combination of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
Over the years, the politics toned down and the holiday has been used to celebrate love for women as a whole. The same love and appreciation you give your mother, your girlfriend and/or wife, is also shared with your cousins, colleagues, friends, and acquaintances. Minus the intimacy, of course.
Women of the world: wonders of society. Celebrate womanhood and feminism on March 8 with the rest of the world.