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March 8 - International Women's Day

Published at: 08.03.2023 - 08:00

Starting as a political event, the holiday gradually became part of the culture of many countries around the world.

The first Women's Day was celebrated on February 23, 1909, in the USA at the initiative of the American Socialist Party.

The calendar date is associated with the first mass demonstration of women workers, which took place on March 8, 1857, in New York.

In 1975, declared by the United Nations as International Women's Year, March 8 was celebrated as Women's Day. Two years later, in December 1977, the UN General Assembly, with its resolution, declared March 8 as International Women's Day, to be celebrated annually by member states, in accordance with their historical and national traditions.

In Bulgaria, the first public celebration of this day was noticed with talks in 1915, and it was introduced as a general Bulgarian holiday in the middle of the 20th century.

The National Statistical Institute congratulates all women in Bulgaria!