International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. Google celebrates this with a really nice doodle on the homepage – clean and simple, but full of live. The Google blue changes into a “female purple”. The first “G” shows the female symbol – and the second “on” is a growing flower. The first national Women’s Day was observed on 28 February 1909 in the United States following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America.
Here the Doodle – shown in a video:
In August 1910, an International Women’s Conference was organized to precede the general meeting of the Socialist Second International in Copenhagen. Inspired in part by the American socialists, German Socialist Luise Zietz proposed the establishment of an annual ‘International Woman’s Day’ (singular) and was seconded by Clara Zetkin, although no date was specified at that conference. Delegates (100 women from 17 countries) agreed with the idea as a strategy to promote equal rights, including suffrage, for women. The following year, on 18 March, 1911, IWD was marked for the first time, by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. In the Austro-Hungarian Empire alone, there were 300 demonstrations. (source: Wikipedia)
Here the International Women’s Day Doodles of the past years: