Every year on March 8, the whole world celebrates International Women’s Day. However, initially this holiday did not appear as a day honouring the females, but as the day of women revolutionaries.
History of this day
After all, the history of International Women’s Day begins with the “march of empty pots”, which was organized on March 8, 1857, by textile workers in the city of New York.
Tired of inequality and harsh working conditions, women demanded higher wages, better working conditions and equality. Of course, the demonstration was quickly dispersed, but they still managed to make some noise. This event became known as Women’s Day.
The first celebration of Women’s day
For the first time, International Women’s Day was held on March 19, 1911, in Germany, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Holland. But in 1912, this day was celebrated not on March 19, but on May 12. In 1913, it turned out to be completely mixed: in Germany, they celebrated on March 12, in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland, Holland – on March 9, in France – on March 2.
On March 8, the celebration began spontaneously only from 1914. Since then, it was fixed on this date.
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