International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day has been widely celebrated for over a hundred years. Though it was initially steeped in Socialist political undertones, becoming a public holiday in the Soviet Union and much of the communist bloc, since the 1970s it has been internationally recognized.
March 8th is recognized by the United Nations as the international day for women’s rights and world. It’s an amazing day that inspires women around the world to both celebrate themselves and protest injustices against them.
March 8th in the USSR
When Vlada was growing up in Soviet Ukraine, International Women’s Day was a major holiday. Women and girls would get flowers and gifts from the men in their life, and widespread parades would maintain the spirit of festivity.