International Women's Day (International Working Women's Day) is a United Nations designated holiday and has become a holiday celebrated around the world. It is observed differently in different parts of the world. In some countries, it is a public/national holiday and a day off of work. In many areas it promotes a celebration of the courage and determination by women in our society both politically and socially who have played a role in history. It is a time to bring awareness to women's issues and the struggles worldwide. Other places celebrate it as a day to show love and appreciation, in a Mother's Day manner, to the women in their lives.
How ever you observe International Women's Day, be sure to appreciate women of the past and present and their role in today's changing world.