International Women's Day (8 March) is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. This day women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day.
8th March is celebrated as International Women’s Day, worldwide. The day is observed to bring a social revolution aiming at gender equality. In fact, in some countries like China, Nepal, Vietnam, Russia, it’s an official holiday!
Here are some fun-facts about Women’s Day and areas where women excel, which is sure to make every woman proud of herself!
1. The first Women’s Day was observed on 19th March 1911. More than 1 million women and men attended rallies to support women’s right to work, vote, hold public office and to end gender discrimination. Over the years, 8th March was fixed as International Women’s Day.
2. Research suggests that women possess much stronger verbal skills, compared to men. Women are naturally more articulate.
3. Yellow mimosa is the symbol of Women’s Day in Italy, Russia and Albania. In Italy, men give flowers to women. Chocolates and yellow mimosa tops as gifts in Russia and Alba
4. Women have better empathy and can interpret emotions better. Women are also faster to identify something visually different than usual.
5. According to scientists, women have a stronger immune system and female hormone oestrogen gives women this edge!
6. Women, if they receive proper medical care during her birth and pregnancy, have a longer life expectancy than men.
7. Women and caring go hand in hand. This may be the reason why many patients prefer female doctors. Several studies indicate that female doctors are more encouraging, reassuring and spend up to 10% more time with patients.