International Women’s Day is a holiday celebrated in many countries around the world. On this day, the achievements of women are recognized, regardless of their nationality, ethnicity, language, culture, economic status and political stance. Since its inception, International Women’s Day has opened up a new world for women in both developed and developing countries. The growing international women’s movement, strengthened through four United Nations global conferences on women, and the observance of International Women’s Day have become a rallying cry for women’s rights and women’s participation in political and economic affairs.
The first celebration of Women’s Day was on February 28, 1909. After the establishment of the National Women’s Committee of the Socialist Party of America, it was decided that since 1909, the last Sunday in February every year will be designated as “National Women’s Day”, which is specially used to organize large-scale organizations. rallies and marches. The reason for setting it on Sunday is to prevent female workers from taking time off to participate in activities, causing additional financial burdens on them.
The Origin and Significance of Women’s Day on March 8th
★The origin of March 8th Women’s Day★
① On March 8, 1909, women workers in Chicago, Illinois, USA held a huge strike and demonstration in order to fight for equal rights and freedom and finally won.
② In 1911, women from many countries held the commemoration of Women’s Day for the first time. Since then, the activities to commemorate “38″ Women’s Day have gradually expanded to the whole world. March 8, 1911 was the first International Working Women’s Day.
③ On March 8, 1924, under the leadership of He Xiangning, women from all walks of life in China held the first domestic rally to commemorate the “March 8th” Women’s Day in Guangzhou, and put forward slogans such as “abolish polygamy and prohibit concubinage”.
④ In December 1949, the Government Affairs Council of the Central People’s Government stipulated that March 8 every year was Women’s Day. In 1977, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 8 each year as the “United Nations Women’s Rights Day and International Peace Day”.
★The meaning of March 8th Women’s Day★
International Working Women’s Day is a testimony to women’s creation of history. Women’s struggle for equality with men is very long. Lisistrata of ancient Greece led the women’s struggle to prevent war; during the French Revolution, Paris women chanted “freedom, equality, fraternity” and took to the streets of Versailles to fight for the right to vote.
Post time: Mar-08-2022