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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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Happy International Women's Day

LynneLynne TeachHomePosts: 9,748 mod
It is International Women's Day tomorrow.

Do you celebrate it?

We don't do much in the UK.
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  • SaraSara Posts: 293 ✭✭✭
    edited March 2014
    We do, @Lynne. There is a candle vigil right in front of the Parliament house, tomorrow night; revival of raqs (classical dance) in National Art Gallery. My teacher, who is in her 90s is also performing. Cool, isn't it? In addition, there are several events arranged both by the government and civil society to commemorate Women's day.
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,748 mod
    Well, hand on heart, I had never heard of it until I started teaching online. I'd never heard of International Teacher's Day either.

    When people wished me a happy teacher's day / happy women's day, I was - er - thank you. :D
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,783 mod
    I remember it being celebrated back in the early 90s in France. Coming out of the metro in Paris, on our way to work, women were all being given a single red rose.
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,748 mod
    edited March 2014
    That sounds more like Valentine's Day Marianne. Why do people always think we want flowers?

    "Here's a rose, now go away for the next 364 days."

  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,783 mod
    I know, its like it's paying lip service to the whole issue @Lynne. In most parts of the world, women are still regarded as inferior. So let's remember to be nice to women, at least on one day of the year.
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,748 mod
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,497 mod
    Yesterday, to celebrate this day, a plane to New York had only ladies as crew, pilot as well. I haven't read if everything was going all right.
    Oh, why should I have any doubt?
    It had to be going all right, even better maybe. :))
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,783 mod
    I know one thing @april, in Kathmandu if I see a woman driving a tempo, I make a beeline for it. They're by far the better drivers.
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