International Women’s Day

Starts March 8, 2023 then every year on the 8th of March

Celebrates both the accomplishments of women and their contributions to science, culture, and industry, as well as the historical struggle by women for social, political, and economic equality. The idea of a day honoring women first began to gain traction during the fight for women’s suffrage in the early 20th century, with political activists dedicated to the cause of liberation staging events and demonstrations to promote equality. International Women’s Day was honored on March 8 for the first time in 1911 following a conference of women’s organizations in Copenhagen, and it soon saw mass recognition, perhaps most significantly in Russia, where a strike and march by women on March 8, 1917, triggered the Russian Revolution. International Women’s Day was finally adopted by the UN in 1977. Learn more…