The International Women's Day celebrate on March, 8th. This day was considered a day of the international solidarity of women in struggle for economic, social and political equality. Initially, this holiday had political character, however modern celebrating of this day has no purpose of the statement of equality any more. It is more simply considered a day of spring and attention to the woman.
The decision to annually celebrate the International Women's Day was accepted at the 2nd International conference of woman-socialists in Copenhagen in 1910 under Clara Tsetkin's offer (she was one of founders of the Communist party in Germany). Since 1914 it was celebrated in different countries on various dates on March. The tradition to celebrate the International Women's day (the official name of the holiday) on the 8th had appeared after 1914 in several countries and the woman have noted the holiday on this day. In Russia for the first time this holiday was in March, 1913.
Everybody knows that on March, 8th it is an International Women's Day. However, it is celebrate only in the territory of the former USSR. The history of this holiday remains connected with Clara Tsetkin, who had created a revolutionary group consisting of women. They decided to use the uncontrollable energy of women who struggle against exploiters. The creation of this group was at first a business (not just a one day) and then decided to choose a day in which it would be possible to consider the birthday of” female proletariat “. The choice of the number belonged to Clara Tsetkin.
However, this holiday connected not only with a name Clara Tsetkin but also with one more historical name - Esfir. It is a lot of centuries back but Esfir had rescued people from a tyrant. The annual and most cheerful holiday of Jewish people “Purim" also is devoted to it. It is celebrated on the shift from winter to the spring. Probably, that year when the decision started to celebrate “The International Women's Day”...