International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day is a holiday that celebrates women, and is celebrated on March 8th every year. This holiday is also celebrated around the world, and is meant to remind us of the significance of women’s rights. Initially, the holiday was created by a socialist movement in Soviet Russia in 1911.
It was mostly celebrated by communist parties and socialist movements until the year 1967, when it was adopted by the feminist movement and brought further into the public eye. As of 1977, the holiday is recognized by the United Nations. Despite this, the holiday is widely ignored in some countries, only being fully celebrated in certain places. The nature of how the International Women’s Day is acknowledged differs based on the country as well, with some considering it to be a cause of celebration for what it means to be a woman, and others using it as a means to protest.
The first incarnation of the holiday was known as “Women’s Day”, and was celebrated in New York City in 1909. At the time, it was a day for protesting in regards to women’s rights, rather than as a means of celebration. There have been many different times throughout the years, such as in 2010 when it was used to discuss how the displacement of population and how it affects women’s lives. Another example is from the year 2011, when the President of the United States deemed March of that year to be “International Women’s Month” to commemorate the fact that the holiday had been a tradition for one hundred years at that time. In summary, International Women’s Day is a holiday that has become a celebration for women right’s, as well as women in general, around the world, and will likely continue to be for years to come.