international women s day: International Women’s Day 2023: All you need to know

For more than a century, March 8 has been observed as a special day for women.

How did International Women’s Day start?

When 15,000 women marched through New York City calling for shorter hours, higher pay, and the opportunity to vote in 1908, the seeds of it were sowed. The first National Woman’s Day was proclaimed by the Socialist Party of America a year later.

A communist activist and supporter of women’s rights named Clara Zetkin came up with the concept to make the day a worldwide holiday. In 1910, she made the suggestion at a conference for working women in Copenhagen. There were 100 women present from 17 different nations, and they all unanimously endorsed her proposition.

Why do people dress in purple?

“The color purple stands for honor and justice. Green represents optimism. White is said to symbolise purity, yet this idea is debatable. The Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in the UK created the colors in 1908”, they claim.

How is Women’s Day celebrated?

Several nations observe International Women’s Day as a national holiday, including Russia, where flower sales increase by double in the three to four days preceding March 8.

According to the State Council’s recommendation, a lot of women in China receive a half-day off of work on March 8.

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The Festa della Donna, or International Women’s Day, is observed in Italy by exchanging mimosa blooms. Although the exact beginning of this custom is unknown, it is said to have begun in Rome following World War Two.

March is recognized as Women’s History Month in the US. Every year, a presidential proclamation honors the accomplishments of American women.

What is the theme for IWD 2023?

“DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” is the UN’s theme for 2023. The purpose of this subject is to acknowledge and appreciate the contributions that women and girls are making to technology and online learning.


  1. When is International Women’s Day celebrated?
    March 8 of every year
  2. When was International Women’s Day first celebrated?

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