Do you know why Women's Day is celebrated only on 8 March? Since when did it begin? What are the other special things related to this? Let's tell you



In fact, in 1908, due to a women's labor movement, the tradition of celebrating Women's Day started. On this day, 15,000 women demonstrated in New York City demanding reduced hours of work, better pay and some other rights. A year later, the Socialist Party of America declared this day as the first National Women's Day. An international conference of working women took place in Copenhagen in 1910, in which it was suggested to celebrate this day as International Women's Day and gradually the day became popular as International Women's Day. The day was recognized as International Women's Day in 1975 when the United Nations began celebrating it with a theme.

1- Women's Day was first celebrated in America in the year 1909.

2- In 1917, Russian women celebrated Women's Day, protesting against the First World War. At that time, the leader of Russia, Tsar Nicholas II, instructed the General Khablo of the Petrograd Military District to stop the ongoing protests and shoot any woman who opposed it. But no woman was afraid of this threat and faced every trouble firmly. Overwhelmed by the indomitable courage of these women, the Russian leader Tsar had to lay down his arms and relinquish power.

3- Whereas the United Nations officially celebrated the first International Women's Day on 8 March 1975.

4- You will be surprised to know that there are many countries in the world where women are discharged on the occasion of International Women's Day. Afghanistan, Cuba, Vietnam, Uganda, Cambodia, Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine are some of the countries that have an official holiday on 8 March.