The Nongprue Women’s Development Group celebrated International Women’s Day with a merit-making ceremony.
President Jamnien Chaiyanit hosted the event March 6, two days ahead of the official IWD, giving alms and dried food to nine monks from Sutthawat Temple that will make its way to bedridden and poor sub-district residents.
Jamnien said the club always recognizes International Women’s Day to celebrate female success in economics, politics and society.
The Socialist Party of America organized the Women’s Day on Feb. 28, 1909 in New York and, a year later, the International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested it be held annually.
The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted in 1975 by the United Nations. While today it remains a public holiday or day of protest in some countries, it is largely ignored elsewhere.