8th of March- Tribute to the Woman!
On the Eve of 8th of March – The international Women's Day, we decided to tell you a little more about this denied by some and honored by others feast.
Above all,it is clear that 8th of March is not a ''conceit'' and consciously sought occasion for the women to receive another flower or an expensive gift, but in combination with the changeable climate in March, comparable only with the changing women moods, the feast is completely punctual on time and day to be named in the honor of the gentle halves!
It is internationally recognized day, when not only the economical, political and social achievements of the women are in esteem but also their rights, intellectual and personal qualities.
Although it has started as an usual socio-political event, this special day gradually took out its political prejudices and became part of the calendar in many countries, the men bravely express their honor and respect to the women in their life.
The feast exists and it is important to remind the so-called stronger half of humanity that the world was developed thanks to the both-women and men,and if there was behind every succeeded man stood a woman , so now......
Next to every succeeded man is not less succeeded lady!
Despite the more romantic and gentle shape, which this feast acquires over the years, the issue of the primordial human rights still remains widely accepted and the main aim of many feminist associations and international organizations, which protect the human rights.
Whether or not you celebrate the 8th of March, it cannot be denied the importance of this date and the events associated with it. Thanks to the irreconcilable spirit of the women in the past till now, the women in Bulgaria and those in other countries, we are glad to have equal rights in comparison to the men, we have the chance to choose our profession, to demand decent well-paid work, to make choices for our life on our own related to marriage, family, children...
While you are reading the lines, think how much of this you take for granted for example your right to vote, to work or even...to read, they are painfully endured in the past by our ancestors...
But for many others around the world they are still unachievable and impossible future...
Millions of women have to grow the earth, to serve their own families, they don't have the right to vote,to think and to want, they are treated not as people with equal rights but as an item -sometimes useful but sometimes absolutely useless.
The 8th of March is not only flowers and roses, not only chocolates and jewelery
The 8th of March is victory and battle on the same time, because no matter, what we have won, there are and many others, in the honor of whom, we have to keep fighting for equal rights!
Exactly in the 8th day March in the distant 1857 was organized the first general insubordination of women-workers, united in large protest in the heart of New York against the bad work conditions and the miserable payment. The women who raised head and voice were scattered by the police and their protest was brought under control but years later the same women established their first syndicate.
The next years were marked with more and more protests, the most memorable was in 1908 when crowd of dissatisfied women went on the streets of New York but this time except their demands for better wages and regulated working-hours they appealed for the right to vote.
It can be said that for the first time officially ''Women's Day '' is celebrated on the twenty-third of February 1909 in the USA and in twenty-seventh of August 1910 in Copenhagen took place the first international women conference, where it was accepted every year in one of the first spring Sundays to be celebrated ''The day of the women-workers'' as the main aim to be united wide work masses of women in the battle for equal rights with the men in all spheres of life. The next year it is celebrated by more than million people in Austria,Denmark,Germany,Switzerland and later in Russia and France in 1913.
In the West, International Women Day is celebrated regularly in the period 1910-1920 years but gradually faded. It was renewed under the influence of the emerging new feminist movement in the sixties of last century and in 1965.The Day 8th of March was proclaimed as a public holiday and official women's day in the USSR. The tradition is kept and in the present Russia and several other former member states of the Union- Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine and others.
Exactly the demonstrations of Russian women are considered as the first stage of the Russian Revolution in 1917. On 8th March the same year workers from Petrograd expressed openly their dissatisfaction and their obvious irreconcilability against the hunger,war and tsarism. After the Revolution on October in Russia on behalf of the Bulgarian participants in the Second International Conference of Women Communist in 1920 in Moskow Ana Maymunkova, Bulgarian politician and activist of the Bulgarian Communist party, offered the date ''8th March'' to be fixed as ''International Women's Day''' .
In Bulgaria the day is not fixed as official and day-off, but the feast is celebrated after the memorable 9th September 1944. Firstly in factories and meetings was made report about the contribution of the women -in the production process, cultural and scientific achievements or other socially important spheres of life. Twenty years later got more importance and it is celebrated by many people,becoming one of the most favorable feast of women of all generations.
At school the children give flower to their favorite teacher and prepare handmade surprises -cards or other small gifts for their mothers or grandmothers .