On March 8, 1977, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution proclaiming the need for each member State to celebrate, in accordance with its historical and national traditions, a UN Women’s rights day. At present, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 almost everywhere in the world, and in some countries it is even considered a legal holiday.
In Romania, Women’s Day is also called Mother’s Day (even if Mother’s Day is a different celebration under the law, being celebrated on the first Sunday of May). Nevertheless; in Romania, as in all the other ex-communist countries, Women’s / Mother’s Days remains an important celebration, honouring women/mothers.
This celebration gives men the opportunity of express their appreciation for their mothers, wives or colleagues; they offer them flowers, whereas children offer their mothers cards containing their most affectionate wishes. (source)
According to https://www.internationalwomensday.com, in an attempt to help forge a more gender-balanced world, this year’s campaign theme for International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter . If you want to raise awareness against bias and take action for equality, check out the website and get involved.
Happy International Women’s Day to everyone! 😀