by Becca Boeshart
March 8, 2018 is the time to celebrate women from all around the world. This day is dedicated to every women who have been born.
More than 100 countries participate in this day of celebration and it is an official holiday in the following countries: “Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia.”
In order to participate one can celebrate in the best they that they know how. There are very few rules to this holiday like you must celebrate women, considering it is a holiday for them. You can lead marches where you live to help celebrate or even throw parties. It is up to you on how you congratulate all the women in the world.
More resources can be found here:
Official website: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/
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