Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Happy Belated International Women's Day

hello everyone...

Happy Belated International Women's Day..8 March 2010. Only today got chance to blog..hurm..
I didn't know actually that there was a day to celebrate women all over the world.But, memang patut pun ada 1 day to recognize women kan..When 1 of my friend wish me "Happy Women's Day" I still blur... n said "oh,Women's day kah hari ni?Ada pula..Tp sa bukan women lah,sa gadis sunti lagi..hehehhe"..Then I went back to my room n start using my uncle GOOGLE n search bout Women's here what I got..Untuk pengetahuan kita bersama..:-)

  • International Women's Day (IWD) is marked on the 8th of March every year. It is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements.
  • The first IWD was observed on 28 February 1909 in the United States.
  • The day is an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso,Cambodia,China (for women only),Croatia, Cuba,Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea,Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan, Laos,Madagascar (for women only),Moldova,Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia,Serbia,Tajikistan,Turkmenistan, Uganda,Ukraine,Uzbekistan,Vietnam, and Zambia.
  • On this day it is customary for men to give the women in their lives - mothers, wives, girlfriends, daughters, colleagues, etc - flowers and small gifts. In some countries (such as Romania) it is also observed as an equivalent of Mother's Day, where children also give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.
  • In Italy, to celebrate the day, men give yellow mimosas to women.Yellow mimosas and chocolate are also one of the most common March 8 presents in Russia and Albania.
  • In Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Croatia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, Moldova,Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovenia and Serbia the custom of giving women flowers still prevails. Women sometimes get gifts from their employers too. Schoolchildren often bring gifts for their teachers as well.
  • In countries like Portugal it is usual, at the night of 8 March, for groups of women celebrate in "women-only" dinners and parties.
  • In India, IWD holds a lot of significance. Many celebrations are held during the day.
  • In Pakistan working women in formal and informal sectors celebrate International Women's Day every year to commemorate their ongoing struggle for due rights, despite facing many cultural and religious restrictions. Some women working for change in society use IWM to help the movement for women's rights. In Poland, for instance, every International Women's Day includes large feminist demonstrations in major cities.
This year the theme for IWD is "Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All”.
Hurm..its means,we are working towards zero gender discrimination,right..Men and women are same in ability, talent and etc..What men can do, women also can do.yeah..Go women Go!hahaha.

So, before i stop, I would like to dedicated this post to these women that is really2 important in my inspiration..happy Women's day mum,grandma,auntie2 n my sis(just get married,women sudah.hihi)I love u all..