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International Women's Day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8, all around the World. It is a day to reflect on and celebrate the social, political, economic and cultural accomplishments of women, and to bring awareness to the fight for gender equality. Although it is a holiday in some countries, it is a normal day in the United States, and as such, businesses and schools are open.

The official color for International Women’s Day is Purple and the logo is the goddess Venus. Since 1908 the colors for the fight for women’s rights have been Purple, Green and White, set as such by the Women’s Social and Political Union in the United Kingdom. Purple is meant to symbolize justice and dignity, Green symbolizes hope, and White used to be the symbol for purity, although it has now been removed because it was deemed antiquated.

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