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Thursday, March 8, 2018

International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day
Around the World
Jessica Lindsay * 8 Mar 2018
Happy International Women's Day!!! 

Today is observed across the world, with different countries celebrating in many different ways. In some countries, though, it’s a public holiday and people get the day off work, and in others there are specific traditions upheld.

The countries that have a public holiday on IWD are:
Afghanistan,  Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia

In some parts of Africa, South America, and Eastern Europe, it isn’t a holiday but gifts and cards are given to the women in people’s lives that have shaped and inspired them
In Italy, it’s tradition for men to give women yellow mimosa flowers, and women are given free entry to various museums and exhibitions. In France, the symbols of IWD are violets and lilies of the valley.
In China, while women have the day off and men have to go to work, shops have sales and discounts
Have a woman friend in different country. Wondering how to greet her in a foreign language on women's day? 
Worry not... 
Here's a look at How to Say Happy Women's Day in Different Languages on March 8th
  1. Alles Gute zum Tag der Frauen – German
  2. Bonne Journée de la Femme – French
  3. Felice Giorno delle Donne – Italian
  4. Feliz Dia Da Mulher – Portuguese
  5. Feliz Día de la Mujer – Spanish
  6. Glad kvinnors dag – Swedish
  7. Kadınlar günün kutlu olsun! – Turkish
  8. Khuśa mahilā divasa – Gujarati
  9. Kokusai josei day – Japanese
  10. mahila divas kee shubhakaamanae – Hindi
  11. szczęśliwy Dzień Kobiet – Polish
  12. yeoseong-ui nal-eul chugha haeyo – Korean
  13. Поздравляю тебя с восьмым марта – Ukranian
  14. С Международным женским днем [S Mezhdunarodnym zhenskim dnem] – Russian
  15. وم المرأة العالمي – Arabic
  16. 妇女节快乐 [fù nǚ jié kuài lè] – Chinese
Why do we Celebrate
International Women's Day?

International Women's Day is also referred to as the UN Day for Women's Rights and International Peace
The primary intent behind marking the day is to celebrate achievements of women till date.

Why is women's day celebrated on 8th march?
The history of first women's empowerment dates back to 1908 in NYC when women numbering 15000 marched demanding the right to vote and better pay and work hours. The first women' day was announced in 1909 by the Socialist Party of America. 
But the proposal to mark it as International Women's Day was made by Clara Zetkin the following year at Copenhagen in an International Conference of Working Women which got unanimous nod from the participants and delegates. However, it was in 1975 that the United Nations decided to make March 8 the official day to stir women’s movement and emphasize parity. 
The theme based women's day celebrations was first initiated in 1996 with the topic "Celebrating the past, Planning for the Future."

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