Sunday, March 13, 2011

March 8, 2011: International Women's Day 100th Anniversary!

Annually on March 8, women around the world celebrate and are honored on International Women's Day.  This holiday was originally organized by socialists and was declared "International Working Women's Day."  This is a day for women around the world to raise awareness about women's rights issues and appreciating the accomplishments of the women who came before us as well as looking forward to our future successes.

This holiday is more ingrained in many of the former communist countries like Moldova.  I received gifts from my host mom and my partner for International Women's Day (a tulip, some chocolates, and a flowery mug) as well as gifted potted flowers to the women in my life; my tutors, host mom and work partner.  In American culture I suppose you could compare it to Mother's day but on this day it is customary to give gifts to all the important females in your life.   

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