THE 8TH OF MARCH - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY IN ARMENIA
WHY IS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY IMPORTANT?
March 8th is of crucial importance to celebrate women’s rights and their role in society. It was first highlighted back in 1910 and later adopted by the United Nations in 1975 as International Women’s Day. Though still not so popular in some countries, March 8th is a big deal for Armenians.
HOW DO ARMENIANS CELEBRATE MARCH 8?
As the holiday marks the beginning of spring and freshness, March 8 is often associated with beauty, femininity, and flowers. On this day, women particularly receive attention from their male partners, family members, friends, coworkers, and even strangers.
If you are in the capital on March 8th, you will see young boys handing out flowers to women and girls on the streets, as part of the celebration activities organized by Yerevan Municipality.
Sometimes, the municipalities also organize concerts or live performances on the streets. Companies organize corporate gatherings, pubs and cafes organize parties and events, and restaurants are almost always fully booked.
It has also recently become a tradition for many women’s rights organizations and active groups to organize a march on this day. With this, they highlight the real purpose of the holiday - recognizing women’s rights and how far they have come throughout history.
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT MARCH 8TH IN ARMENIA?
While the rest of the world marks only one day, Armenia celebrates a whole month dedicated to women! March 8th sets the beginning and the month concludes with celebrations on April 7th, which is the day of Motherhood and Beauty. While March 8th is for all women, April 7th is particularly about showing appreciation to our mothers.
Start the beginning of spring with flowers, beauty, and elegance. March 8th is around the corner and so are the big celebrations. This year, make the International Women’s Day memorable by visiting Armenia. At Caucasus Holidays, we will be sure to make it extra special for you!