International Women’s Day, celebrated on Match the 8th, is a worldwide awareness campaign aimed at achieving gender parity globally. The day is set aside to reflect on progress made, to present an agenda for change and to recognize the courageous acts of ordinary women who have played historic roles in their communities and countries.
In 1977, the United Nations began its backing of the initiative; each year a theme is chosen that will guide the events in over 30 countries. The agenda in 2016 is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. The overall goal is to accelerate momentum for the successful implementation of established sustainable goals, most especially achieving gender equality, empowering all women and girls, and ensuring quality education and opportunities for lifelong learning for all.
Here in America, women already enjoy freedoms and equality; in fact women have played an integral role in our history from the earliest days. From Sacajawea leading the Lewis and Clark Expedition, to Harriet Tubman leading the Underground Railroad; from Shirley Temple Black to Sandra Day O’Conner– women have made significant contributions at all levels of society. But women don’t have to be famous to make an impact; there are women in your life every day that are making a difference, and International Women’s Day was created for them too. Ah Sam Florist has hundreds of ways to show these most important ladies how special they are.
From palms that signify success, to daffodils that show esteem; laurel flowers that denote victory to pink roses that show gratitude – we have the bouquets and floral arrangements that will exemplify her personality and achievements, whatever they may be. On March 8th, celebrate International Women’s Day by honoring her with flowers – come in today to speak to an expert Ah Sam Florist about the perfect arrangement to show her respect.