Today is International Women’s Day (Dia de la Mujer) and it’s a big holiday here. Women are given flowers, sweets and presents and everybody I came across today said “Feliz Dia!” (Happy Day)
Girls are also celebrated in school. They received lots of sweets from the boys and the boys in Jade’s class even decorated the girls’ desks with rose petals at their own initiative. Pretty swanky for fourth graders! The girls were also exempted from homework today.
Why don’t we celebrate Women’s Day in the US?