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When is Women's Day 2022 Date, History and Celebration

International Women's Day is a global holiday. It is celebrated to show women’s contributions to society, raise awareness of the struggle for gender parity, and inspires support for organizations that help women around the world.

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When is International Women's Day 2021?

International Women's Day is held on March 8 every year to celebrate women's rights and inspire men to act in the ongoing fight for gender equality. This year, International Women’s Day 2021 is on Monday, March 8, 2021.

History of International Women's Day

According to the United Nations, International Women’s Day began in America in 1909, when the Socialist Party of America took to the streets to pay tribute to garment workers who had protested against inhumane working conditions a year earlier. It was called National Women's Day, and it was held on February 28. The following year, Social International founded Women’s Day in Copenhagen to celebrate those working women’s rights and universal suffrage.

In 1911, Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland celebrated the first official International Women's Day on 19 March. More than a million people attended rallies focused on suffrage, advocacy, education, and workers ’rights. In the next few years, several countries in Europe marked the March 8 holiday. It was not until March 8, 1975, when, during the International Year of Women, the United Nations celebrated it as an official holiday. Since 1975, the holiday has gained awareness around the world as a way of recognizing women.

Is Women's Day Holiday?

International Women’s Day, is a public holiday in some countries such as:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Armenia
  • Belarus
  • Kazakhstan
  • Moldova
  • Russia
  • Ukraine
  • United States

On this day, Many businesses, government offices, educational institutions are closed in the above-mentioned countries, where it is sometimes called Women's Day. International Women's Day is a national holiday in many other countries. Some countries (India, Pakistan) may host different wide-ranging events, such as street marches, which may temporarily affect parking and traffic conditions.

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