Flowers of Appreciation: Celebrating International Women's Day


International Women's Day

Every year on March 8th, the world comes together to celebrate International Women's Day (IWD), a day dedicated to honouring the remarkable achievements of women across the globe. This day is not just a reflection on progress toward gender equality but also a reminder of the ongoing efforts required to achieve it. Moreover, it presents a precious opportunity to remind the influential women in our lives of their invaluable contributions and our appreciation for them. International Women's Day is a powerful moment to recognize and celebrate these incredible individuals, highlighting that every occasion, including IWD, is a chance to show we care. 

History and Significance

The roots of International Women's Day trace back to the early 20th century, born from the labour movements in North America and Europe, advocating for women's rights and equality. Initially aimed at promoting equal rights, including suffrage for women, IWD has evolved into a global observance that celebrates women's contributions to society, recognizes their challenges, and advocates for gender parity. It's a day that reminds us of women's strength, resilience, and impact throughout history, underlining the importance of recognizing these achievements on IWD and throughout the year.

From vibrant marches and engaging workshops to educational panels and cultural exhibitions, International Women's Day is celebrated worldwide in myriad ways. Each country and community brings a unique flavour to the festivities. Yet, the underlying message remains the same: to honour, respect, and uplift women. These global celebrations highlight the diversity of women's experiences and the unity in striving for a more inclusive and equal world.

IWD in Canada

In Canada, International Women's Day is marked by various activities spanning from governmental initiatives to community gatherings and corporate support. Events across the country aim to inspire, educate, and mobilize, reflecting Canada's commitment to advancing gender equality. Through marches, awards, and advocacy campaigns, Canadians come together to spotlight women's achievements and the ongoing fight for equity, making IWD a pivotal day of reflection and action in the national calendar.

The Importance of Recognition

Amidst these celebrations, the personal aspect of International Women's Day shines brightly. It's a reminder that every occasion is an opportunity to show the important people in our lives, especially the remarkable women, how much they mean to us. Recognizing their achievements, resilience, and contributions on this day—and every day—strengthens our connections and support for one another, reinforcing the message that we are all integral to fostering a more equitable world.

As we observe International Women's Day, let us remember that it's a perfect time to express our admiration and gratitude towards the women who inspire us daily. A simple yet profound way to do this is through the timeless gesture of giving flowers—a symbol of beauty, strength, and growth. This International Women's Day, let's celebrate the incredible women in our lives with flowers, reminding them of their significance and our enduring appreciation. Every occasion, especially IWD, is a beautiful opportunity to show we care, reinforcing the bond and mutual respect that form the foundation of our relationships.

International Women's Day