5 inspiring facts about International Women's Day
On March 8th, the whole planet celebrates women's achievements in all spheres of life. Here are 5 great facts about this special day and the history behind it.
One of the most mind-blowing International Women's Day facts is that it was created thanks to the efforts of numerous brave women who lived more than 100 years ago. A lot of modern women are also heroes who do everything to change the world for the better.
#1 In 1908, everything began in NYC
International Women's Day history begins from the day when several thousands of female garment workers of New Your City went on strike.
#2 National Women's Day was the first version of the holiday
On February 28, 1909, the one-year anniversary of the protests was celebrated. The strikes had been ongoing for more than a year. The holiday did not only mark the anniversary, but also was dedicated to all women's efforts to fight injustice.
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#3 Clara Zetkin, a legendary women's rights advocate from Germany, proposed the idea to make the celebration international
It was the defining moment in International Women's Day history. In 1910, Zetkin made this point at a conference in front of the most influential working women of Europe. Female activists from 17 countries supported her.
#4 In 1914, the celebration was transferred to March 8th
In 1914, massive campaigns against war were led by Russian women. As a result, the date of the holiday was transferred to March 8th, when most of the gatherings took place.
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