Mary Kay Celebrates International Women's Day on March 8

03-08-2010 11:06 AM

For several years, Mary Kay Russia has led the way within Mary Kay in celebrating International Women's Day.  This year, many of our subsidiaries in Europe, Latin America and Asia/Pacific as well as the United States will also celebrate the holiday created to honor the economic, political and social achievements of women.  While the holiday is one of the most important in Russia and widely celebrated in several countries, it's relatively unknown in others.  

Did You Know?

  • International Women’s Day has been observed for 100 years. It’s considered the biggest celebration in Russia next to Christmas.
  • International Women's Day was honored the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland in 1911.
  • At the first celebration, more than one million women and men attended International Women's Day rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination.
  • It’s celebrated the same as Valentine’s Day and Mother's Day in the U.S. with men honoring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, female colleagues, etc … with flowers, candy and perfume.
  • The day celebrates the achievements of all women around the world.
  • International Women's Day is an official holiday in 14 countries, including Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.
  • 2011 is International Women’s Day’s Global Centenary (1911-2011).
  • As a result of this global celebration, The United States designates March as 'Women's History Month.'

Join Mary Kay Inc. today in celebrating all that women have contributed to our world.  Tell a woman just how great you think she is!