Celebrating International Women's Day
A Global Celebration of Women's Achievements!
Today is International Women's Day and it’s a day to celebrate the achievements of women. Every year, millions of women across the world come together to recognize the progress made in women's rights and to call attention to the work that still needs to be done. This year, Apéro is celebrating International Women's Day by highlighting some of its history and the ways we can support women.
What is International Women's Day?
International Women's Day is marked annually on March 8th and is a day that is dedicated to honouring the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day has been celebrated since the early 1900s, and it was officially recognized as an international holiday by the United Nations in 1975.
This day is a great opportunity for everyone to come together and celebrate the progress that women have made throughout history. It is also a chance to recognise the struggles that women are still facing and to take a stand for gender equality.
History of International Women's Day
The history of International Women's Day is intertwined with the history of the struggle for women's rights. This day was first celebrated in the early 1900s, when women in the United States and Europe began organising large rallies and marches to protest for better working conditions and equal rights.
The first National Women's Day was celebrated in the United States in 1909 and the first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1911. The holiday was officially recognized as an international holiday by the United Nations in 1975.
Since then, International Women's Day has become a global day of celebration. Every year, millions of women around the world participate in activities to mark the day and to celebrate the progress that has been made in women's rights.
Ways to Support Women on International Women's Day
There are many ways to support women on International Women's Day. Here are some ideas to get you started:
You can also celebrate International Women's Day by simply taking the time to recognize and thank the women in your life for their contributions.
From the Apéro team to you; we are women and we are incredible. Happy International Women's Day!