March | 08, 2017 :: International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year.
The earliest Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York and organized by the Socialist Party of America. A Women’s Day demonstration on March 8, 1917 in Petrograd sparked the Russian Revolution. Declared a national holiday in the Soviet Russia in 1917, it was predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1977 by the United Nations.
IWD 2017 campaign theme: Be Bold For Change