Holidays in March

Holidays in March

Holidays and non-working days in March

According to Article 3 of the Law “On Holidays and Memorial Days”, March 8 is celebrated as a women’s holiday.

It is a non-working day. Note that this year March 8 is Friday.

By the way, according to Article 147 of the Labor Code, the duration of the working day is reduced by one hour on the eve of non-working holidays and memorial days, except for employees working under reduced and part-time working conditions.

In other words, on March 7, the length of the working day is reduced by one hour.

March 8 – International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women’s rights movement. IWD gives focus to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.

Spurred on by the universal female suffrage movement, IWD originated from labor movements in North America and Europe during the early 20th century.

The earliest version reported was a “Women’s Day” organized by the Socialist Party of America in New York City on February 28, 1909.

This inspired German delegates at the 1910 International Socialist Women’s Conference to propose “a special Women’s Day” be organized annually, albeit with no set date; the following year saw the first demonstrations and commemorations of International Women’s Day across Europe.

After women gained suffrage during the Russian Provisional Government in 1917, IWD was made a national holiday on March 8; it was subsequently celebrated on that date by the socialist movement and communist countries. The holiday was associated with far-left movements and governments until its adoption by the global feminist movement in the late 1960s. IWD became a mainstream global holiday following its adoption by the United Nations in 1977.

International Women’s Day is a public holiday in several countries promoting the achievements of women.


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