March 8 – International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day

The beginning of the spring stars with two extraordinary celebrations – Mother’s Day and International Women’s Day. On March 8 all women, mothers, sisters and girlfriends are celebrating their special day, dedicated to them.

All over the word, March 8 signifies the International Women’s Day and countries from the old Soviet bloc also celebrate Mother’s Day. Women’s Day is celebrating since the Olympus God. Greeks dedicate Hilaria festival to Cybele Goddess, earth goddess and mother of the gods. This festival unrolls on March 15-18 and was taken by Roman mythology.

International Women’s Day also signifies the winning rights that women had to fight for a long period of time. Therefore, it is a day when women are acknowledged for their successes without esteem to divisions, whether national, ethnic, etymological, cultural, economic or political. International Women’s Day first appeared from the actions of labour movements at the turn of the 20th century in North America and Europe.

In 1910 at “The workers conference of Copenhagen” it was decided that women from all over the world needed to be celebrated in one day. Three years later, in 1913, March 8 was declared the International Military Women’s Day.Every country has its own way to celebrate this important day. A common matter that all countries had is that this day celebrates the military women that made their dreams come true – they give to all women vote rights, education right, medical assistance rights, the right to divorce and other privileges.

Mother’s Day is a festival started in Olympus. Rhea divinities were used to celebrate on March 8 this special event. In the countries were Mother’s Day is celebrated on March 8, men are giving flowers and presents to their dear ones. Officially, Romania recognizes March 8 as the Mother’s Day since 2010, but is celebrated on this day for many years.

Taking in consideration this holidays are celebrated in March, a month dedicated to spring, a lot of flowers are given to the loved ones. The international mascot of International Women’s Day is the tulip flower. Tulip signifies gentleness and spring heat and is perfect for women.

In Romania, is said that if girls are wearing their beautiful “martisor”, from March 1 to March 9, they will be lucky all year round. For showing to all mothers from the world that they are important and needed in our lives, a celebration day combined with gifts and flowers will delight them.

Let’s celebrate women from our lives with flowers and card messages with appreciation words.


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Adela Petrus
“At any age, man is a creature that feeds on stories. Therefore, the wealth measured in stories, gathered by the people across the globe, from house to house, from century to century, either spoken or in writing, exceeded any other human wealth” - Rabindranath Tagore


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