Happy International Women's Day, ladies! I hope you're all having a fantastic day.
Did you know that this was something celebrated? I didn't until this morning. So in honor of I.W.D. I thought I'd blog on the origin. I've collected my information from Wikipedia.org.
Initially it was called International Working Women's Day.
Celebrated every year on March 8th.
The earliest observation was February 28th, 1909 in New York, the Socialist Party of America organized it in remembrance of the 1908 strike of The International Ladies Garment Worker's Union.
It was started as a general acknowledgement of respect, appreciation, and love towards women as celebration of women's economic, political, and social achievements.
In some regions the day lost it's political flavor and became a day for people to express their love for women in ways similar to Valentine's Day and Mother's Day.
Some people celebrate by wearing Purple Ribbons.
Well, maybe next year I'll remember this and wear my own purple ribbon! (I wouldn't hold my breath, since my memory is so bad)
So happy International Women's Day!