Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Day To Appreciate By Hannah Haley

     Surprisingly, some holidays go without a trace of being recognizable or celebrated. Ever heard of Daughter's Day? Well, there is such a thing. Just go Google it and you'll feel betrayed by your parents not celebrating you as you do for them on Father's Day or Mother's Day. We see their motive in that though. It's quite understandable that we, their children, are not celebrated yearly like they are. Honest, those days should be celebrated every day spent with those family members.  
 However, I'm not going to talk about how our parents ignore Daughter's Day, but I will be talking about a day that isn't celebrated in most regions of the world. It's ignored, despite the fact that this holiday has been around for a hundred and nine years.
 Today, March 8th, is International Women's Day (also known as International Women's Working Day). With different focuses in other regions, its a celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards the woman in our lives. Thanking them for all of their hard work in society. Honoring how women have achieved much in political, economic, and social systems. Grandmothers, mothers, aunts, wives, daughter, sisters, and friends. Yes, all of those women who have worked hard to give you something, to show you love
 For over a hundred and nine years, people have been celebrating this small day. Originally started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended the cultures of several countries, mostly in Europe. However, in other regions, International Women's Day has lost its appreciation for women in difficult working fields, but is rather celebrated as a holiday that mixes Mother's Day and Valentine's Day together where people may express their love for women in another way. Nevertheless, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations stretches strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examine in a hopeful manner. 
One way you might notice someone appreciating International Women's Working Day is by wearing a purple ribbon. I know that I appreciate the women in my life because they have given me more than just hard work, but also love. They've shown me the difficulties of being a woman and also the strength. So I say, "Let's make a trend of wearing purple ribbons on March 8th."

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