Although the holiday has roots in the United States and western Europe, it was in Russia that International Women’s Day made history. On Feb. 23, 1917, tens of thousands of Russian women demonstrated against the tsar in conjunction with International Women’s Day.
This women-led protest marked the beginning of Russia’s February Revolution, which resulted in the tsar’s abdication. Thus, there is a claim to be made that women observing International Women’s Day “sparked the Russian Revolution.” In honor of this Russian protest, International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 — since Feb. 23 on Russia’s pre-revolutionary Julian calendar is March 8 on the Gregorian calendar.
This is why today at Qi Supplements, we want to commemorate Women — their struggles and triumphs, their journeys, and their stories — worldwide !
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