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When Was The First International Women's Day Celebrated?

When Was The First International Women's Day Celebrated?
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March 8 of every year is celebrated as the International Women's Day around the world. Achievements of the women clan are sung, their progress in various fields is brought into notice and womanhood is celebrated. But did you know when it all began? And how, and where?

Here's all that you want to know about International Women's Day!

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Facts you should know about International Women's Day.

Facts you should know about International Women's Day.

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It all began in the USA

It all began in the USA
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March 8, 1908 was not a common day...

March 8, 1908 was not a common day...
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Hundreds of women marched through the streets of New York City on 8th of March, 1908.

Their demands were..

Their demands were..
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Better working conditions, the right to vote and higher salaries.

It became official..

It became official..
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The very next year, the US government declared 8th of March Women's Day in the US.

And it spread..

And it spread..
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In 1910, during the second International Conference of Working Women in Denmark, working women from all over the world raised the idea of international women's day.

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So, 1911 became the year of official announcement.

So, 1911 became the year of official announcement.
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A few countries celebrated it on 19 March.

A few countries celebrated it on 19 March.
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Countries including Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland recognised March 19 as Women's day while the US continued with March 8.

More than a million people participated in 1911.

More than a million people participated in 1911.
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Thousands of women and men participated in rallies and events in the European countries during the international women's day celebration.

The date got standardized to March 8 in 1913.

The date got standardized to March 8 in 1913.
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Russia declared the day as their women's day too in the year 1913.

The theme for this year will be 'Pledge for Parity'.

The theme for this year will be 'Pledge for Parity'.
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The pledge stands for gender equality and closing gender gap in social, political and economical fields. We hope women achieve all the success and rights they have been deprived of, in the coming future.

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