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08 Mar
12:00 am to 2:15 am

International Women’s Day 8 March

The earliest Women's Day observance was held on February 28, 1909 in New York when organized by the Socialist Party of America.[4] On March 8, 1917, in the capital of the Russian Empire, Petrograd, women textile workers began a demonstration, covering the whole city. This was the beginning of the Russian Revolution.[5] Seven days later, the Emperor of Russia, Nicholas II abdicated and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote.[4] March 8 was declared a national holiday in Soviet Russia in 1917. The day was predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.

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