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Celebrating International Women's Day
Take time today to celebrate, honor, learn about, fight for, and raise a glass to all of the women of the world.
Thu, Mar 08, 2012 at 8:56 AM
Wondering what that funky new logo on the Google homepage
is all about? It's International Women's Day! A day to celebrate, honor, learn about, fight for, and raise a glass to all the women of the world.
How did this holiday get started? The first National Women’s Day was observed in the United States in 1909. Two years later, International Women's Day celebrations started popping up in a number of other countries as more than a million people began rallying for women's rights around the world.
Thousands of events will be held around the world — both today and all month long — to honor women's causes and achievements and raise awareness about issues affecting women's rights. A number of notable celebrities and politicians, including actresses Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, will meet in New York today for the third annual Women in the World Summit. Head over to the International Women's Day
site for a listing of other U.S. events in honor of the day.
Happy International Women's Day! How do you plan to celebrate?
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