Holidays and Holy Days Around the World

International Women’s Day

Tuesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day.  According to, “following the decision agreed at Copenhagen in 1911, International Women's Day (IWD) was honored the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.”  In 1917, a march in St. Petersburg, Russia on International Women’s Day proved to be the spark that started the Russian Revolution. Today, March 8 is a worldwide celebration of the economic, social, and political achievements of women.
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