International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day is marked on the 8th of March every year. It is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.
Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc. In many regions, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and St Valentine’s Day. In other regions, however, the original political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner.
I’ve been brought up with the believe that on this day you should always show the people around you how much respect you have for them as without them your own life would be a bit, if not a whole lot, more difficult.
To my colleagues that found a rose on their table and a link to this page: with this flower I want to say thank you for all the work you have done and I hope that you will get all the respect you deserve, not just today but every day for the rest of your long life.
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