Know History behind the Women’s Day – Some Interesting Facts
8th March is International Women’s Day. It celebrates March 8 in the whole world. While expressing respect, appreciation and love towards women in different regions of the world, this day is celebrated as a festival in the celebration of women’s economic, political and social achievements. Also, this day reminds me of the historical works done by women. Let’s know certain things related to Women’s Day and its related history …
What is the history of Women’s Day?
In 1908 women were raising their voices about their rights. This year about 15 thousand women marched together in New York City for voting rights.
The Socialist Party of America decided to make Women’s Day and for the first time this year the Women’s Day was celebrated. During that time the day was celebrated on the last Sunday of February, 1913.
This day was celebrated for the first time in America on February 1909-28. The Socialist Party of America chose this day to honor the Garment Workers strike in New York in 1908, so that on this day women can register their protest and demand for lesser work hours and better pay scale.
1913 to 1914
In many countries, it was also celebrated on March 19th. Russian women celebrated International Women’s Day for the first time on the last day of February and registered resistance to World War I. In Europe, women made rallies to support Peace Activists on March 8.
In the Year of 1975
For the first time, the United Nations began to celebrate Women’s Day on March 8.
2011 – Former US President Barack Obama called March on the “Historical Month of Women”. He devoted this month completely to the efforts of women, to give their respect and the important shape of the country’s history.
The purple color is of particular importance on this day, because purple is used for women. For women, purple, green and white are also used.
In some countries, such as Cameroon, Romania, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Chile, there is no public holiday on this day, although it is still widely celebrated. In every country, it is celebrated in different ways. It is still celebrated with great enthusiasm for the political and social upliftment of women with the political and human rights theme selected by the United Nations. Some people celebrate this day wearing a purple ribbon.