Women’s Day

womens day

I think this one is much more in my style and somehow I like this story (maybe because it’s about me 😛 ). I know that Women’s Day was on 8th March, I really wanted to upload it earlier, but the pope election seemed to be more important.
The Women’s Day in Poland is celebrated a little like the Mother’s Day and the Valentine’s Day mixed together. Most of us don’t remember that originally it was held because of the feminists and their fight for women’s rights, so that day was established to thank and respect women.
Nowadays, Polish men are ‘complaining’ that they want similar day for them. Actually, there is the Boy’s Day on 10th September, but it’s mostly celebrated by teenagers and to tell the truth it’s not so popular as the Women’s Day. You know, if you forget about your boyfriend, he eventually forgive you, but if you forget about your girlfriend she will kill you 😉 What is more, adult males don’t celebrate it, because they don’t consider themselves as boys…
The Men’s Day was established in Trinidad and Tobago (Middle America) mainly to give some gender balance and highlight positive role of males in our society. However, there is no tradition of celebrating this day in Poland, but some media are trying to make it celebrated, so the date of 10th March was offered. The date is not accidentally chosen, because the Polish Catholic Church celebrates the memory of the 40 Holy Martyrs from Sebasty on that day! — remember, if it’s Poland and you don’t know what the reason of something is, it always has something to do with the Church 😀
I don’t think the Men’s Day would be so popular as the Women’s Day is. Of course, men should be respected, because the society owes to them a lot, our world wouldn’t be the same without them, but it hasn’t such strong origin and males had their rights from the very beginning (in mooost countries) so there’s nothing new, nothing to commemorate. Oh sorry, I forgot! There is! – the 40 Holy Martyrs from Sebasty! I feel really sorry for the Polish men >:]