International Women's Day History: Here's why March 8 is dedicated to women's honour and achievements

International Women's Day is celebrated to honour women from around the world for their unique achievements, courage and bravery.

International Women's Day is celebrated worldwide in order to honour each and every woman from around the world. Despite being suppresed and subjugated for centuries, women have come out more stronger and powerful in voicing their opinion and fighting the constant battle for equality with men. As this particular battle still continues, there have also been continuous celebrations of various extraordinary achievements made by many women in the world. Woman like Michelle Obama, Priyanka Chopra, Aung San Syu Ki and many others act as role models for many other women around the world.

Now, everyone is getting geared up for celebrating International Women's day on March 8, 2019. But even now many people are unaware of the fact as to why is Women's day actually celebrated. According to a report, Women's Day is celebrated to applaud the various women and their achievements in life. The first ever Women's day was celebrated in the United States on February 28, 1909. The 20th century activities related to the labour movements in Europe and North America geared the emergence of the International Women's Day. But it was basically during the first World War that women started fighting for their rights and opinions in the society. Later on after a course of events, the United Nations officially started to celebrate March 8 as the International Women's Day.

Gradually, it was decided to celebrate March 8 of every year as the International Women's Day in order to honour and applaud the various women around the world. 

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