This year the world will be celebrating International Women’s Day for the 101st time. The 1st Women’s Day was celebrated on March 19h, 1911. The whole idea to have a day dedicated to women was first established in Copenhagen in 1910 by Clara Zetkin. March 8th was chosen and kept as the official International Women’s Day in 1913. This day was officially recognized as an International holiday by United Nations in 1975.
Women’s Day is an official holiday in many different countries: Vietnam, Afghanistan, Russia, Armenia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belarus and many others. In some countries this day is also celebrated as Mother’s day where children of all ages give gifts to their mothers, grandmothers and great-grandmothers.
Every year a different theme is dedicated for Women’s Day by various organizations and the UN. This year the theme is to “Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty”. Last year’s theme was “Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathways to decent work for women.”
Women came a long way in our world and continue to strive forward across all nations. We at 4shared support International Women’s Day and its theme this year and want to wish you a Happy International Women’s day!
Make sure to appreciate those women in your life and back up all your memories via 4shared.
Please feel free to share your favorite Women’s Day experiences and also what your country does to honor women on this special day in the comments section.