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Flash mob in Barga

International Women's Day (IWD)

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As part of the International Women’s Day, the Commisssione Pari Opportunità Barga organised a flash mob by the ISI school in Barga Vecchia which due to the rain ended up inside Palazzo Pancrazi.

They then moved on the Stanze della Memoria to open an exhibition of drawings by children in the casa refugio run by the Ass. Luna Onlus.

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year. It is a focal point the movement for women’s rights.

While the first observance of a Women’s Day was held on February 28, 1909 in New York, March 8 was suggested by the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference to become an “International Woman’s Day.” After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations.

In Italy, to celebrate the day, men give yellow mimosas to women. Communist politician Teresa Mattei chose the mimosa in 1946 as the symbol of IWD in Italy because she felt that the French symbols of the day, violets and lily-of-the-valley, were too scarce and expensive to be used effectively in Italy.

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