Between the Google doodle and the trending hashtags #womensday and #IWD2013 on social media lies this blog post about a day dedicated to women. Happy International Women’s Day, Ladies!
Yes, I realize I’m celebrating a day early but people are already celebrating across the pond!
Some men would argue that everyday is women’s day and they would be half right, however don’t worry men you have your own day too. I digress. In some countries this is an official holiday where the original political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong in honor of women’s causes and achievements politically, economically and culturally. In Russia, for example, men are expected to give flowers to their wives, daughters, sisters and mothers as a way to show appreciation. It’s like Valentine’s Day goes on a date with Mother’s Day escalating to a steamy affair resulting in a Birthday. Soooo, Birthentiner’s Day?
This year’s U.N. theme is “A promise is a promise: time for action to end violence against women.”
Facts & Figures from http://www.un.org/en/events/womensday/