Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March 8 - International Women's Day!

2011 year marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. The day was commemorated for the first time on March 19, 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, following its establishment during the Socialist International meeting the prior year. More than one million women and men attended rallies on that first commemoration.


In 1975, during International Women's Year, the United Nations began celebrating 8 March as International Women's Day. 

International Women’s Day… That was a Holiday my Motherland offered to all of us, an actual day off. Women would get gifts, flowers, recognition. In fact, during my entering examination to the university I had to write an essay “Role of women in society”. It was timed; we had 4 hours from the time the topic was announced.  I did a pretty darn good job on that essay; of course it was in Russian.

Today I'd like to salute to the Women on Etsy! Hardworking, smart, talented, intelligent, beautiful, friendly, energetic, united… You name it, they fit that definition. 

Here are some examples or their work:





















International Women's Day!!! Why dedicate a day? Let’s dedicate a year!!! We worse it!!!

30 comments:

  1. I agree, I want an entire year!!!

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  2. Beautiful post on an important day for Women!!!

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  3. I didn't know there was a day. We are worth it

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  4. Women are awesome - we deserve a whole month, not just one day!

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  5. Proud to be a woman for so many reasons. Great post!

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  6. Great post! Etsy is filled with amazing talented women! YAY us!

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  7. Here's to all the hard working women!

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  8. Yay women! Thank you for celebrating all of us!

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  9. That fudge is making my mouth water....MMMMmmmm

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  10. Thank you and same to you, great blog for your first time.

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  11. Wow! I had no idea it had been around that long. Great post. :)

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  12. Great idea. My tribute will be smelling the fresh air.

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  13. Almost makes me hungry (the last one). Great job!

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  14. Great post, thank you for featuring my silk wrap!

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  15. Wonderful post!!! Us women are AMAZING :))

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  16. I am surprised to hear it is 100 years! That's fantastic and we are awesome!!!

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  17. Hey! Great post! You go Girl!
    Carol from Carol's Jewelry Orchard

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  18. Thanks for sharing! I recently bought a book called "Man Down," which is about how women are better than men at almost everything, based on scientific research :) It's pretty eye-opening!

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  19. Happy to have met so many wonderful women through Etsy!

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  20. I love these items. Beautiful!

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