International Women's Day. Now celebrated in more than 100 countries, including Afghanistan and Nepal where it is an official holiday, Women's Day marked the beginning of the Russian Revolution in 1917.
I'm getting involved in the Women's Day activities around here, because it'll be fun and it's good to get involved. But how do these official days manage to get so big? How on earth can a country like Afghanistan, where girls have to fight to be educated, have an official Women's Day holiday? Obviously, it does not mean the same thing everywhere.