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International Women’s Day History

March 2, 2015

This Sunday March 8th marks International Women’s Day. Women’s Day is a day of respect, admiration and love towards women that is celebrated across much of the world, especially in Eastern European countries. Although it’s founding can be traced back to New York City and the working women’s movements in 1909, it has only begun to become more widely recognized in the United States.

Although International Women’s day is treated much like Mother’s Day in many parts of the world, it is also a recognition of the economic, social and political achievements of women in the last century. Each year the UN creates a theme for this celebration, this years being “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity.” This year’s color, purple, was chosen to honor the suffragette movement, and represents justice and dignity.

Locally we are a part of a culturally diverse area, and we’d like to hear about your traditions and ways of honoring the women in your life. Email us, or visit our Facebook page to leave us a comment or message!

We’ve also put together an infographic for you to share with some of the history and important points about Women’s Day:

International Womens Day_INFOGRAPHIC

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