International Women’s Day was firstly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted by the United Nations in 1975.
Today is about women all around the world. Every year International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th and is a focal point in the movements for women’s rights.
In some countries it’s a public holiday, and it is almost ignored in others. In some places it is a day for protests, in others it is a day of celebrating women and womanhood.
In Hungary, men usually give flowers to their loved ones, but in Romania and Bulgaria it is celebrated together with Mother’s Day, thus children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.
In Portugal, women usually celebrate this day without men, gathering together for a dinner, and in China women get a day-off, so they can have time for themselves.
We can find maybe the most unusual way of celebration in Taiwan, where the government publishes the results of research on women's waist size, coupled with a warning about the dangers of obesity.