March 8th Is International Women’s Day!

Posted on March 06, 2022 by Andrea Forsberg

March 8th Is International Women’s Day!

Marquette is home to amazing women who are teachers, leaders, mentors, and business owners. The majority of places you can visit in town are owned or operated by women. There are sure to be women in your life who can be encouraged by your show of support on International Women’s Day. This day is a global event where we take a moment to refocus on the important advancements that women have made and continue to make in an effort for equality. It is a celebration of triumphs in social, economic, cultural, and political achievements.


What Is International Women’s Day?


There is a long, rich history of fighting for women’s rights that established what would become International Women’s Day. It began in 1908 when a group of 15,000 women marched into New York City to demand better working hours, pay, and the right to vote. They would declare the first National Women’s Day in 1909, and it was formally recognized internationally in 1910. Each year women would gather to remind the world of their contributions and their rights. By 1975, this day was recognized formally by the United Nations.


This day is set aside to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness for equality, and fundraise for female-focused charities. Cities around the world participate in this day, hosting different marches, events, and charity fundraisers to show support for the dedication and hard work women continue to contribute to our society. In China, women get a half-day off of work. In Russia, flower sales double, and in Italy, there is an annual tradition of giving mimosa blossoms.


Each year, there is a different theme for International Women’s Day. This year’s theme is Break the Bias. Whether bias is deliberate or unintentional, it can make it difficult for women of all ages to move ahead.


Traditional Colors of International Women’s Day


The traditional colors that represent this day are purple, green, and white. Purple signifies justice and dignity. Green represents home, and white symbolizes purity. At Flower Works, we want to help the members of our community show their support for this powerful, global, event. We want to help you show your support for the women in your life who have made an impact.


Showing Your Support


On March 8th, show the important women in your life how much you care. FlowerWorks offers a wide selection of flowers and plants that will brighten the day of the inspiring women of your life. We have ready-to-go bouquets, or can help you create a custom creation of your own. She is sure to appreciate a surprise bouquet of her favorite flowers on this special day. We can even deliver your flower selection to your special loved ones, surprising them at work or home with an acknowledgment that you are thinking of them on this day dedicated to celebrating women.


If you want something a bit more long-lasting that can represent a constant reminder of how important they are to you, plants are a great option. Our plants are easy to maintain and can decorate an interior space with no extra work. We have anything from terrarium and succulent plants to anthuriums, begonias, cyclamen, and bromeliads. She is sure to love the pop of color that these plants provide. Your loved one will appreciate the thought you put into your selection.


Stop by the Store or Shop Online


FlowerWorks is conveniently located on Third Street for you to stop on in and browse our selection. Our team of professionals can help you select the perfect arrangement for the special women in your life. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you show your support and appreciation for the women in your life who continue to make a difference. 

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