International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated every year on 8th March

International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated every year on 8th March
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After organizing a women's day by the Socialist Party of America on February 28, 1909, in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Women's Conference suggested holding a women's day annually. There was a national holiday on March 8.

This day was celebrated in the main by the socialist movement and communist countries until it had been adopted by the global organization in 1975.

Slogans were on patriotic slogans, but there was a strong demand for change: "Feed the children of the guardians of the motherland,"The second said: "Support of ration of soldiers' families, protectors of freedom and peace of the people."

The crowd of demonstrators was diverse. The city's governor, AP Baal, said that they were "women of society, very few farmers, women and students, and compared to earlier demonstrations, not many workers". The revolution was started by women, male workers did not.

On February 24, 150,000 workers landed on the streets. They marched from the industrial areas, crossed the bridges, captured Nevax, looted the shops, and overturned trams and trains. Fights with police and Cossacks on bridges. By mid-midday, there was a crowd of students, shopkeepers, office staff and audiences on Nevsky. The balcony described the crowd as "meeting common people".

Orlando Figures is a writer of People's Treasury: The Russian Revolution. A new version that marks the centenary of the revolution is now available

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