Why Do We Celebrate Women’s History Month?

Women’s History Month is celebrated in March annually on March 1st to March 31st. This significant month highlights the contributions that women made to society. It celebrates women’s successes, accomplishments, and achievements. 

The month first started out as Women’s Day. Women’s day was first celebrated on February 28, 1909. This event was to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the garment workers’ strikes. Around 15,000 women had marched through lower Manhattan. Women’s History Month reflects on the overlooked contributions that women made to United States history. The Symbol of this month is the mimosa flower, which is a symbol of International Women’s Day. The colors that represent this month are purple, green and white. The color purple means justice and dignity, green symbolizes hope, and white represents purity. 

We celebrate Women’s History Month to recognize the accomplishments of women and their contributions to society. This is significant because instead of forgetting women are oppressed, we recognize the successes that women have created to get to where we are now. Women’s History Month was created for equal access to jobs and for their individual rights.