How To Celebrate International Women’s Day


How to celebrate international women’s day? Ever wonder what to do this month of March? March is known to be Women’s International month with March 8 recognized as Women’s International day and is celebrated around the world.

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I remember running an all-women’s marathon in Nagoya Japan. The event is usually held in March as an all women’s race with a finisher pendant from Tiffany and Co. 

History of Women’s International Day

The first international women’s day was celebrated on Feb. 28, 1909, in New York City organized by the Socialist Party of America back then, it was called National Woman’s Day. The following year European women delegates suggested an annual women’s day celebration.

Although the date of celebration used to differ before in each country it was in 1977 that the United Nations declared March 8 as United Nations Day for women’s rights and world peace.

While this year’s celebration may be limited or different due to the pandemic here are some simple ways on how to celebrate international women’s day. 

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How To Celebrate International Women’s Day?

1. Visit an Art Gallery or Museum

When was the last time you took some time off and visited a local museum or art gallery and appreciated the arts displayed?

It’s about time you book yourself and ask some friends to join and check out the local gallery and be inspired to try arts or just simply appreciate them all.

Maybe this is all you need to be inspired and try making your own art too. If you have a friend who is into painting try asking her about the basics and let her teach you.

2. Call Every Woman in Your Life

We always call our mom, grandmas, aunts, besties, and friends but have you tried calling them and greeting them Happy International Women’s Day! 

If not, try it and appreciate their work and what they did to help you or how they gave an impact on your life. Invite them for a simple celebration if possible and if not a video call will definitely do as well.

3. Run for Fun

Another way to celebrate international women’s day is to run for fun with your girl friends or a hike or a walk. Unleash the inner strong woman inside you who can pound the pavement and have fun doing an outdoor activity.

I remember running the Nagoya Marathon last March 10, 2019, with some friends. It’s an international all women’s race held in Nagoya with a Tiffany and Co. pendant when you cross the finish line.

4. Date Yourself

When was the last time you treat yourself? Whether it’s a nice massage or spa or a sumptuous meal try it and celebrate womanhood.

I know there are still some women who are not comfortable going out and eating alone. It’s actually fun to just relax and enjoy the solo time.

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If you can do a staycation that is nice too, have a little reflection and quiet time. Re evaluate yourself, your dreams and aspirations.

5. Join a Cooking Class

Meet new people or invite your friends to learn how to make your favorite cuisine or bake a specialty cake. With so many cooking classes out there it’s a sure way to have fun and bond with your friends.

The best part of a cooking class, you’ll be able to bring home the food or cake you made.

6. Learn a New Hobby or Skill

If painting is not your thing, you can still try other hobbies or develop a new skill. How about blogging or starting up a new small business. Think of something you are really passionate about and work on it.

You got this, tell your friends if you need support or any help on anything you are working on or wanted to work on.

7. Support Small Business

Support small and local businesses, if you can help promote them as well it’s a good practice, and supporting their business with a little help can go a long way.

Especially women-owned businesses that have the potentials of booming and have great advocacy like helping others and those in need.

8. Learn a New Language

Ever wanted to speak a new language from your favorite country or when you visit a new country? With so many language apps available you can try learning one or two and mastering it. 

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I like Duolingo because it’s easy to use and fun too. It has exercises that can help you improve and it offers different languages. It has  a free and paid version.

9. Volunteer

If you are looking for ways on how to be more productive or you just wanted to give a helping hand, how about asking or checking your local community on how you can help and contribute.

Being a blood donor is also a good way to volunteer if you are fit, healthy, and not scared of needles and blood sign up to your local red cross-community.

10. Be Bold and Open

Another great way to celebrate women’s international day is to face your fear. If you could think of anything that scares you and you wanted to overcome that fear maybe this is the right time to overcome that fear.

How about bungee jumping to overcome that fear of heights and feel that adrenaline rush or just simply learning more about yourself and rediscovering your passions and the real you.

With these 10 ways of celebrating international women’s day I hope I’m able to give you fresh ideas to try and celebrate international women’s day.

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45 thoughts on “How To Celebrate International Women’s Day

  1. Date myself! I will surely remember it next March! Because I never did it:)) What are you learning on Duo? I am proud to have been in the Dimond league for over a year, just having fun with a few languages I already speak, because German is a pain to learn:)))

    1. Oh totally agree learning German can be difficult and fun at the same time. Im also taking Spanish. Thanks for the comment

  2. I grew up in communist Poland and this holiday was celebrated ”big” back then. I mean, it was one day when the female teachers were given flowers, not much more. Your ideas here are do much more meaningful. I love it when women support and cherish other women, and of course self care should be part of any day but especially this one

  3. What a wonderful post, we should always be supporting ourselves and all the women out there just trying to do their best everyday.

  4. What a great article! It is so important to take care of yourself and let the remarkable women in your life know how important they are to you.

  5. These are some lovely ideas! I must admit I hardly ever do any sort of celebration for it, but I really should. Love the idea of a cooking class, I’ve actually wanted to take one for a while but haven’t yet so maybe I can do that this year! x

    1. Some great ideas. Not sure i fancy a bungee jump but calling up all the females in my life appeals. (Although may take some time!)

  6. Love this post! Very inspiring with different way to celebrate. My favorite is #4! We should all do something special for ourselves!

  7. I love all your suggestions, especially volunteering! Maybe people could volunteer at a women’s shelter, and can help spread the love and appreciation!

  8. I like your suggestions a lot, especially #4. I’ve been so busy since the beginning of the year and spending some solo time by going for a massage or spa, or even a meal sounds like an amazing way to spend International women’s day.

  9. I honestly didn’t know March 8 was international women’s day! I’m not a runner but would love to participate by shopping at local women owned businesses and restaurants

  10. You’ve inspired me to celebrate this year! I think my bestie and I will need to mask up and go on a hike…and I just might take myself on a date, too! Love these ideas.

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