International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 8 March to commemorate the social, economic and political achievements of women. It also draws attention to the discrimination and violence which are still present in our society.
The day of 8 March is symbolically linked with flowers. The tulip was specially chosen for this day as it represents spring. The Women’s Day has its origins in Greek mythology, in which the goddess Cybele, the goddess of the earth, was worshiped. The goddess was later adopted into Romanian mythology and introduced the cult of the goddess Cybele in the Roman calendar. Around the 17th century, the “Sunday of Motherhood” was celebrated, an event in which every mother in the country received a cake. The mothers gave their children their blessing in return. In 1977, March 8 was declared through the United Nations General Assembly resolution as International Women’s Day (commonly known as Women’s Day).
International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8, 1975 for the first time. The 8th of March gives us the opportunity to tell women how much we appreciate them. Your mother, sister, daughter, wife or girlfriend, take the chance!