International Woman’s Day

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Being in Europe all of a sudden I saw flowers everywhere this week.  And I had no idea why.  Valentines day was two or three weeks ago, and then I learned in broken English, today is the day of the woman.  Called International Woman’s Day the European Union recognises March 8th as an official holiday to honor the economic and social leaps that women have made.  There are events in the United States, but Europe has the market on this holiday.  International Women’s Day honors the suffragette and women today remember what those women did to help them gain their freedom.  This year marks the 100 anniversary of the holiday.  I think women forget where they came from.  We talk about issues such as abortion and pay equality, when our foremothers dealt with not being able to vote or own property.  We as women have come a long way in 100 years.  For more information about the holiday and events in your country look at this website.

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