When Is International Women's Day

When is International Women’s Day Celebrated?

Every year 8th of March is celebrated as the International Women’s Day by women of all continents, who are often divided by national boundaries, economic, cultural, ethnic, linguistic and political differences. They gather together to celebrate their day. They can also look into history that reveals nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.

United Nations adopted Marc 8th as the International Women’s Day to examine the political and social awareness of women’s struggles world-wide in a hopeful manner.

The thought of International Women’s Day originated during the 20th century when the world witnessed rapid industrialization and economic expansion which led to protests over the working conditions. The idea was first started as a socialist political event and later the holiday was absorbed by many Soviet Countries, primarily Eastern Europe and Russia.

28 February 1909 was observed as the first Women’s Day in the United States, following the declaration by the Socialist Party of America.

Based on the declaration by the Socialist Party of America March 19th 1911 was observed as the first International Women’s Day.

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