In particular, the protest was made on 8 March 1857 by textile workers in New York. Their request was to have good working conditions. The first International Women's Day was celebrated in 1909 at the initiative of the US Socialist Party and was adopted two years later by the International Socialist. However, the celebration, after a long delay, was introduced in 1910 at the suggestion of the German Socialist Clara Zetkin during the Second International, and was first celebrated in 1911.
Following the October Revolution in Russia, feminist Alexandra Colloday persuaded Lenin to establish the 8th of March as an official public holiday. International Women's Day began as a celebration in the countries of Eastern Europe, Russia, as well as the former Soviet bloc. It was finally instituted in 1977 by the UN. Then all countries of the world were called to celebrate this day. It should not be confused with the Women's Equality Day (August 26) celebrated in the US. This day concerns the acquisition of American women's voting rights on August 26, 1920.
Traditionally, this day is a tribute to the events of the 8th March 1857. Women's Rights Associations and activists are demonstrating throughout the world to make their demands known to improve the position of women. Today, in many regions, International Women's Day has lost its political meaning. It has just become an opportunity for men to express their love for women. A day that it is likened to the Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day celebrations. In other areas, however, its original political significance remains strong.