International Women’s Day is March 8 every year. Today is June 19, 2023, 263 days left until March 8, 2024, the 114th anniversary of International Women’s Day (March 8, 1910).

Currently, in Vietnam, women make up 51% of the workforce and play a major role in household chores and child rearing. To honor the women, half of the world, people often hold a very solemn ceremony, filled with flowers and good wishes.

March 8 is also the day men show loving care for the women they love. Let’s find out the origin and meaning of March 8!

firstWhat is March 8?

March 8 every year is known as “International Women’s Day” this is the day of the struggle for the rights of women and children around the world and to this day this is occasion to honor and show love and respect for women. In Vietnam, March 8 is also the anniversary of the uprising of Hai Ba Trung, two national heroines who brought pride to the nation when for the first time fought off foreign invaders in the North and regained sovereignty. national rights.

According to the schedule International Women’s Day March 8, 2023 falls on Wednesday, March 8, 2022 according to the lunar calendar, February 17, 2022.

March 8 every year is known as "International Women's Day"March 8 every year is known as “International Women’s Day”.

2Origin and meaning of International Women’s Day

History of International Women’s Day

History March 8 began with the movement of female textile workers in the US at the end of the 19th century. On March 8, 1857, textile workers stood up against their harsh and squalid working conditions in New York City. Two years lateralso in March, the American women workers in the textile factory that formed the first union were protected and gained a number of rights.

Meaning and origin of Vietnamese International Women's Day

About 50 years later, on March 8, 1908, 15,000 women marched through the streets of New York demanding higher wages, reduced working hours, and the abolition of child labor. Later, the Socialist Party of America declared International Women’s Day to be February 28, 1909.

However, on March 8, 1910, at the Conference of Women organized by the Second International (Socialist International), 100 women delegates from 17 countries demanded the right to vote for women. The President of the Conference, Clara Zetkin, German woman, proposed choosing an international women’s day to remember the women who fought all over the world.

The conference decided to choose March 8 as International Women’s Day, a day to unite women’s struggle with the slogans: “8-hour working day”, “Equal work”, “Protect mothers” and children”.

Since then, March 8 every year has become the day of common struggle of working women around the world, is a demonstration of the fighting will of women all over the world to fight for national independence, democracy, peace and social progress; for the welfare of women and children.

Meaning of International Women’s Day

In 365 days of a year, Women have their own day to be taken care of by society and compensate for the disadvantages and hardships in life. They always silently sacrifice and endure to build family happiness. Therefore, they deserve more respect and care from the other half of the world, sharing with them the difficulties of work and family.

Meaning and origin of Vietnamese International Women's Day

In some countries around the world, March 8 is considered the main holiday of the year and is celebrated very loudly. In these societies, men give flowers and gifts to the women in their lives such as mothers, wives, girlfriends, etc.

Meaning and origin of Vietnamese International Women's Day

Furthermore, International Women’s Day is celebrated with celebrations and marches for equal rights with men, on practical issues such as wages, educational opportunities, and career advancement. employment, or social security, against prostitution and violence against women…

In our country, to show respect women, half the world, Agencies, organizations, and families often celebrate March 8 very solemnly, filled with flowers and good wishes. March 8 is also the day men show loving care for the women they love.

3Activities to celebrate International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day in countries around the world

Abroad, on this day Men will give to the women around them like friends, mother, wife, girlfriend, daughter, co-worker, etc. flowers, small gifts and wishes instead of thanking them for their sacrifices, being by their side all these years.

In some countries such as Cameroon, Croatia, Romania, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Bulgaria and Chileeven though March 8 is not a public holiday, is still widely held.

In some countries like Bulgaria and Romania, This day is also considered the equivalent of Mother’s DayOn this day, the children will give small gifts to their mothers and grandmothers.

In Italy, Men often give yellow mimosa flowers Fresh, beautiful, gentle and peaceful for women on March 8 as a tribute.

Activities to celebrate International Women's DayActivities to celebrate International Women’s Day

In some other countries, International Women’s Day is celebrated with parades demanding equal rights with men on salary, education, job promotion, social security, against prostitution and violence against women, etc. Stronger than European and North American women on March 8, they even refused to accept flowersto claim equal rights and consider it impractical.

International Women’s Day in Vietnam

On International Women’s Day 8/3Vietnamese men in general and children in particular will give gifts to the dear women around them meaningful gifts, flowers, romantic ice cream party followed by best wishes.

March 8 is also considered the anniversary of the Hai Ba Trung uprisingMarch 8 is also considered the anniversary of the Hai Ba Trung uprising

Besides, March 8 is also considered the anniversary of the Hai Ba Trung uprising, the first two heroines of the nation who had the merit of repelling foreign invaders and protecting the Vietnamese territory. In the spring of 40, Hai Ba Trung waved the flag of the uprising and received a warm response from the Lac marquis, Lac generals, patriots in all towns and districts, and a large number of women participated in the uprising. means. Under the ingenious leadership of Hai Ba Trung, the uprising won, smashing the colonial government, forcing General To Dinh to disguise himself, cut his hair, shave his beard and escape to the country. After the successful uprising, Mrs. Trung Trac was honored as king by generals and people, taking the reign of Trung Nu Vuong, and stationed the capital in Me Linh (Me Linh district – present day Vinh Phuc province).

4Good wishes on International Women’s Day 8/3

1. On the occasion of International Women’s Day 8-3, I wish my dear grandmother always be happy, happy, healthy, live a hundred years. I love her very much.

2. On the occasion of International Women’s Day 8/3, I wish you a lot of health, always smiling every day. I wish you all the best for your mother. I love my mother very much.

3. I feel very lucky to have you by my side, accompanying me in the past time. Thank you so much. Happy Women’s Day.

4. To my dear sister: I wish you a happy and happy March 8. Enter the new age to study well and have a lot of luck! Happy March 8!

5. I just want you to know, you are my ideal life partner and companion. Happy International Women’s Day March 8. I love you!

Good wishes on International Women's Day 8/3Good wishes on International Women’s Day 8/3

6. Dear friend, I hope you receive many gifts, flowers, and many wishes from men on this special day. And be happier, happier and have more luck.

7. On the occasion of International Women’s Day 8/3, I wish you always happy, full of joy in life and have lots of luck every day.

8. Mom, I thank you for giving birth and raising me up. On this special occasion, I wish you a lot of health and happiness.

9. On behalf of the real men in the room, I would like to wish all women a very happy and memorable March 8. Wish you always beautiful, happy and complete the assigned tasks. Happy Women’s Day!

10. To the world you are one, but to me, you are the whole world. Wish the sweetest woman in the world will always be your beloved wife and gentle mother of your children!

5What gifts to give on International Women’s Day 8/3?

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 8/3, you can give the right gifts for your special women. Here are suggestions for gifts that you can refer to!

  • Mother’s Day gift on March 8: Fresh flowers, hairpins, jewelry, wallets, brooches,…
  • Gift for wife, lover on March 8: Roses, perfume, cosmetics, a homemade dinner,…
  • Gifts for female colleagues on March 8: Books, pens, table pots, food,…

What gifts to give on International Women's Day 8/3?What gifts to give on International Women’s Day 8/3?

6Questions related to International Women’s Day

What women’s days are there in the world?

Besides March 8, there are other days related to women in the world such as:

  • Japanese Daughter’s Day (early March): Also known as “Peach Blossom Festival” is the festival of Japanese girls.
  • Mother’s Day (May 10): Remember the mother’s gratitude for birth and upbringing.
  • Central African Mother’s Day (May 19): Mother’s Day in the Central African Republic.
  • Spanish Women’s Day (3rd Sunday in May): Also known as Bach Mai’s Day.
  • Greek Women’s Day (August 1): There are rallies, dancing and singing going on until the evening.
  • Thai Mother’s Day (August 12): Thai national holiday.
  • Vietnamese Women’s Day (October 20): Women’s day celebration.
  • No Bra Day (October 13): International Breast No Bra Day, in support of a campaign to raise awareness about breast cancer in the US.

Days about other women in the worldDays about other women in the world

Is March 8 a Vietnamese Women’s Day?

Unlike “International Women’s Day”, it is also known as “International Women’s Day”.The United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace” is celebrated on March 8 every year. “Vietnam Women’s Day October 20” is the anniversary of the founding of the Vietnam Anti-imperialist Women’s Association established by the Communist Party of Vietnam, for the purpose of honoring women or in other words, exclusively for Vietnamese women. later changed its name to Vietnam Women’s Union.

March 8 is not Vietnamese Women's DayMarch 8 is not Vietnamese Women’s Day

Is August 3rd International Men’s Day?

August 3rd is not International Men’s Day as many people think, in fact International Men’s Day is celebrated on November 19 every year.

International Men's Day is celebrated on November 19 every yearInternational Men’s Day is celebrated on November 19 every year

Through the article on Bach Hoa XANH, I hope you have learned more about the meaning and origin of March 8 every year. Wish half of the world is always beautiful and talented!

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