International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day or Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 – falls on a wednesday in 2023. This date celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women throughout history. Women’s Day is not considered a holiday in the United States.
Check the calendar below and find out when Women’s Day will be celebrated in 2024:
8Women International day
|3 10 17 25|
|National holiday Main Celebration|
8 - Women International day
10 - Daylight Saving Time Starts
17 - Evacuation Day
24 - Palm Sunday
25 - Maryland Day
28 - Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday)
29 - Good Friday
30 - Holy Saturday
31 - César Chávez Day
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International Women’s Day: Origin and History
The idea of an annual celebration for Women’s Day arose in New York in 1909, after the Socialist Party of America organized Women’s Day on February 20, in defense of women’s equal civil rights and voting rights.
In the following year, German professor Clara Zetkin suggested, during the Socialist International held in Copenhagen, that Women’s Day should be celebrated annually.
Starting in 1913, Russian women began celebrating the date on the last Sunday of February. On March 8, a large women’s march took place in Imperial Russia to protest against deteriorating living conditions and unemployment. The labor movement joined the demonstration, which lasted for days and ended up precipitating the 1917 revolution in Russia.
Since then, women’s day was celebrated by Russian women every year on March 8. But it was only in 1975 that the UN (United Nations) recognized the International Women’s Day to take place on this date.
Find out when the celebration will fall in the next years:
- Women's Day 2024: friday, Mars 8. For 2024 calendar click here.
- Women's Day 2025: saturday, Mars 8. For 2025 calendar click here.
- Women's Day 2026: sunday, Mars 8. For 2026 calendar click here.