International Women’s Day is a special occasion when the whole world celebrates women across borders regardless of ethnic, cultural, political or economic.
Especially when women empowerment has become such a trendy and essential term, the importance of International Women’s Day is undeniable.
What is your plan for this year’s women celebration? If you haven’t thought about it yet, let us give you some inspirations!
The history of International Women’s Day
The story of this special day dated back in the 20th century, at the very turning point of the labor movements. The initial movement spread over North America and Europe to demand for workers’ rights, such as minimum wages, or paid holidays.
Not so long after that, women started to raise their voice too.
On October 24, 1945, thousands of women gathered in front of the United Nations to celebrate the significant equality milestones. The following period witnessed mind-blowing changes in the population’s perception of women’s rights.
In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was born, bring a bright future for women and humanity in total.
Thirty years later the first landmark of women’s movement, the UN formalized the International Women’s Day on March 8. The first world conference on Women was held not so long after on June 19, 1975, to work on equality, peace, and development.
Does it have anything to do with the Feminism movement?
The term “Feminism” was coined from Charles Fourier, a French philosopher in 1837. The movement started in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and divided into three different stages.
Each stage the movement dealt with different issues women have faced, such as the right to vote, and social equality.
The feminism movement nowadays isn’t only about equality between men and women. It has a fundamental theory for political and economic status.
So, it is safe to say that Feminism movement has been inspired by the women movement; however, the direct association isn’t clear.
Feminism is a quite controversial term since women hold divisive opinions against the so-called “women liberalization.” Nevertheless, feminism is still the most influential movement that broke chains and barriers for women in both workplace and social life.
10 lovely ways to celebrate international women’s day
Here are the ten lovely ways to embrace your feminine on international women’s day:
Take a hot bath
What a sweet pleasure it is to luxuriate in hot water, bubble soap with a glass of wine in your hand. Taking a hot bath isn’t just something you do out of the blue. In fact, this practice offers many medicinal benefits.
- Hot water enhances your mood.
- A warm bath helps you sleep better.
- A regular warm bath is beneficial to your heart.
- Hot bath burns calories too!
What do you need for a warm, luxurious bath?
- The warm water of course
- Essential oil to burn or scented candles
- Your favorite bath gel
- Bath oils or body nourishing cream
Buy yourself a present
International Women’s Day is an excellent chance to indulge yourself. If you ever want to buy something but think it is either too fancy or too costly, go ahead to buy it.
It could be as small as a pair of earrings or as big as a human hair wig! No matter what, you should buy yourself one or two things you ever want.
We have a few suggestions for you:
- Lipsticks with your favorite colors
- A bunch your favorite flowers
- Your desired dress/ piece of clothing
- A book
Forgive yourself no matter what
We tend to be strict to ourselves than to others. On International Women’s Day, let’s practice self-forgiving.
No matter what you do wrong, allow yourself to say, “I forgive myself.” At the end of the day, you can enjoy a whole day of guilt-free.
Give yourself a treat at your go-to spa
If you don’t have time for a hot bath, think about going to a spa. You could spend a few bucks on your hair, nails, or your skin or a few more on body massage. Whatever you choose, your body will be grateful for what you do.
Read an empowering book
International Women’s Day is a great time to sit back and relax. Allow yourself to forget about social or family responsibility and invest some of your time into a good, empowering book.
Reading empowering books is an excellent way to celebrate International Women’s Day because you will undoubtedly feel powerful and inspiring with this activity.
Spend time with people you love
For taken ladies, nothing is better than celebrating this special occasion with your loved one. Allow your boyfriend or husband to plan the night in or out and let yourself dive in your attention and care.
For single ladies, spend time with people you love. It could be your best girlfriend since primary school or the lady next door. Make sure you don’t force yourself to be with someone.
Make sure you look as gorgeous as ever
If you have been neglecting your appearance, this is the golden chance for you to fix it. Change your perfume, try new makeup, even put on wigs or hair extensions to see if it works out.
Watch an entertaining movie
If all you want to do on International Women’s Day is to watch a movie, you should choose an entertaining. Laughter is always good, not only for your health but your mood. Staying gorgeous and light-hearted until you go to bed is the key to unlock eternal beauty.
Have yourself a healthy diet
Start your day with clean fruit and a few pieces of whole grain bread. Make sure you drink enough water and eat plenty of vegetables. Extra point if you prepare everything yourself!
Energize your body
Last but not least, don’t forget to bring yourself to the local gym and charge up your energy. A few push-ups and planks will do more good than muscle aches.
The bottom line
Let’s celebrate the International Women’s Day this year differently! Ignore all the chit chat and arguments about feminism and stuff, take a chance to care for your body, mind, and spirit carefully.
Happy International Women’s Day!