International Women’s Day
International Womenâ€™s Day is an official holiday celebrated on March 8th each year in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine, among other countries. This holiday originated with the Socialist Party of America in the early 1900â€™s as a means of highlighting inequality and the fight for womenâ€™s rights. In Russia, in 1917, a group of protesting women gained the right to vote for all women from the tsar on what became International Womenâ€™s Day. It is traditionally celebrated in Eastern Europe by giving flowers and chocolates to the women and girls in your life. It is similar to the US holiday of Mothersâ€™ Day, except it celebrates all women.
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