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How To Celebrate International Women's Day

Did you know International Women’s Day is right around the corner? Are you ready? Read on to discover some of the best ways to celebrate!

Celebrating International Women's Day (IWD) is an opportunity to recognize and honor the contributions of women around the world. Every year on March 8th, people join together in countries everywhere to commemorate this special day and stand up for gender equality and women’s rights worldwide. 

This International Women's Day, let's celebrate all women have achieved throughout history. From trailblazing firsts in science, medicine, politics, and more, to breaking down barriers in the workplace and beyond — women have played an indispensable role in shaping our world. 

Need some inspo? The Good Patch has your back! Read on to discover some awesome ways to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Buy From Women-Owned Businesses

Shopping from female-owned businesses is a great way to support other ambitious women out there. You can find lists of local women-owned shops online or even search Instagram for great businesses run by inspiring women entrepreneurs. 

Attend a Women’s Day Event

There are lots of events happening around town that focus on recognizing women’s successes and achievements in various fields and industries. Look into nearby lectures, workshops, or conferences that honor the hard work of women everywhere—you might learn something new or make some amazing connections! 

If you’re unsure where to find International Women’s Day celebration events near you, check out social media, using hashtags and your location to help you find out what’s happening nearby. You can also celebrate virtually by attending a webinar on Zoom or Skype.

Wear Purple

Purple is the official color of IWD and has been for the entire history of International Women’s Day. Wearing it is a great way to show your support for women’s equality. You can break out your purple clothing, accessories, and makeup to show your solidarity — and share selfies on your social media channels with your purple garb!

For an extra splash of purple, check out our Weekday Hustle Duo Patches. Wrapped in purple, these feel-good patches will help give you a boost as you push for women’s empowerment.

Take Action and Volunteer Your Time 

One great way to mark International Women’s Day is by volunteering with an organization or initiative that focuses on women’s issues. You could look into volunteer opportunities at local shelters or organizations that help girls break into traditionally male-dominated fields. 

Whether it’s taking part in a career mentoring event or just lending a hand at a soup kitchen, you can make a difference in your community. 

Host a Dinner Party 

Invite your friends for dinner and use it to celebrate all the powerful women in your life! Make sure to invite female and male friends, so everyone can come together and appreciate one another’s unique strengths and accomplishments. 

And if you want to take it up a notch, make sure to put up decorations and serve dishes inspired by traditional recipes from different cultures around the world.

Pro Tip: Send guests home with woman-inspired goodies like a candle, bath bombs, and our period patches. Infused with ingredients like menthol and black cohosh, this patch offers up to eight hours of soothing relief for those time of the month feelings. What’s not to love? 

Create a Time Capsule 

Gather items from your local area that represent International Women’s Day, from leaflets from local events and articles found online to even books or magazines sitting on your library shelf. Pick anything you think might remind someone else of this day years down the line when looking back at your time capsule. 

Make sure you include one thing that you made yourself. It could be a photograph with all your friends celebrating together, a special poem you wrote, or any artwork that symbolizes International Women’s Day for you. Seal up your capsule tight so it can stay safe until someone opens it up again in years to come!

Send Cards and Gifts

Show the inspiring women in your life how much they mean to you by sending them cards or gifts from afar. This is also a great way to stay connected with those who live far away from you. Send them something unique that reflects their interests — flowers, jewelry, books, plant-powered patches, or even just simple handwritten notes expressing your appreciation for them will do wonders!

Honor the Stories of Women Who Lead

Take some time to learn about female leaders who have been instrumental in advancing gender equality in their fields and communities. Share the achievements of women who inspire you with your family members, friends, and coworkers as a way of recognizing their contributions and inspiring others to make a difference, too; if there is someone local that you can honor in person, even better! 

Get Crafty and Creative

There are so many creative outlets available following the International Women’s Day Theme — anything from painting classes or cooking classes to knitting classes or even writing workshops. Pick one that speaks most closely to your interests, and have fun exploring something new while celebrating this special day with like-minded women. 

Set Aside Some “Me Time” 

Sometimes the best way to celebrate yourself is by treating yourself right and promoting your own wellness. Take some time out of your day on International Women’s Day to focus on self-care. You could have a relaxing spa day or evening doing yoga or meditation — whatever helps you relax and recharge will do. 

This is also a great chance to work on personal growth goals like exploring new hobbies or learning something new.

Pro Tip: Need some help to relax? Try our ashwagandha patch — it’s infused with Ashwagandha, Rhodiola, and Passionflower, making it absolutely perfect for unwinding and decompressing after a long day. 

Make Every Day Women’s Day

Celebrating International Women's Day should be an opportunity to recognize the tremendous contributions made by incredible women worldwide and within our own communities. 

Whether you choose one of these ideas or come up with something else entirely, make sure it’s something meaningful that really celebrates the power of strong female role models out there who are pushing for an equal world.

Have fun and happy International Women's Day!

Sources:

International Women’s Day: March 8, 2022 | United States Census

What is a Soup Kitchen? | OFHSoupKitchen.org

Women leaders we admire | UN Women | Headquarters

What is Self-Care and Why is it Important For You? | Southern New Hampshire University

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