According to the United Nations, International Women’s Day was first celebrated 99 years ago. It started as National Women’s Day in the United States in 1909. Fittingly, the celebration was created in honor of a major social achievement. Female garment workers went on strike the prior year, triggering positive reform in factory working conditions.
This women-led movement helped everyone in the working class. As a result, a day was set aside for their honor.International Women’s Day may have started in the U.S., but it spread quickly soon after. The holiday was celebrated in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland the following year.
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