08 March 2014

This Is Our Day!

8 March 2014...Today is our day: 
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!


(Photo source Google)


(Photo source: Evelyn Hannon)



(Photo source: Google)

Did you know?

The first country to grant women the right to vote in the modern era was New Zealand in 1893.

The first woman to rule a country as an elected leader in the modern era was Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka, who was elected as prime minister of the island nation in 1960 and later re-elected in 1970.


The world's first novel, The Tale of Genji, was published in Japan around A.D. 1000 by female author Murasaki Shikibu.

(Source HERE)

CELEBRATE!!


Today is for ALL women!



18 comments:

  1. What splendid pictures. I really liked Google's doodle for International Womens Day too.

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    1. Google's doodle was indeed nice.
      With your eye for details Jenny, I am glad you like the photos. I wish I had a knack for taking such marvelous snapshots!
      All the best,

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  2. Happy international women's day.
    One day we will rule the world we will let the men help if they behave themselves.
    Merle................

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    1. Too funny! Merle, you are special!!
      Hugs,

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  3. Happy Women's Day to you and love, love, love the photos you selected ~ Happy Weekend ~ xxx

    artmusedog and carol ^_^

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    1. Thank you kindly and hugs to precious ArtMuse dog!

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  4. Oh, I love this International Women's Day that you talk about, Noelle. And these pictures are so unique and wonderful, too. Women are special people, indeed, from mothers to daughters to wives to grandmothers. They should be celebrated. Many of them are the strength of their family.

    Have a happy weekend, and it won't be long until you get to wear your sandals.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. It is a special day Sheri and I am so happy to be part of it!
      I usually don't mind wearing wellies (after all I live on an island!) but I will be very happy to wear a cotton dress and those nifty sandals I purchased last week (being an optimist and such a dreamer!).
      Happy weekend,

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  5. How wonderful! We are a powerful bunch of ladies on our blogs....filled with strength and compassion, too! I hope you've had a special day my friend! I'm glad we are friends! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. So glad we could share this special time Friend!
      God bless,

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  6. We're the glue that holds this whole planet together! There is a reason it is called Mother Earth! : )
    Happy International Women's Day, Noelle!
    withLove.

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    1. I like that! Hear, hear!!
      A peaceful Sunday to you and yours,

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  7. It's funny how apathetic some twenty somethings can be about voting...it's certainly a right that was earned by blood, not just time and convincing.

    It's hard to believe that only a few generations ago women were willing to die in order to get the vote. And now...many people just can't be bothered.

    Jen

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    1. A good point Jen. Have we made it too easy for our children perhaps?

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  8. Behind every man there's a woman telling him he's not that good really!

    Only joking ... please put away the rolling pin !!!

    God bless.

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    1. I love it! I have it on good authority the (cast iron) frying pan is better anyway Victor!
      God bless,

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  9. Happy Belated Women's Day, Noelle! After all, everyday is a day to celebrate being a woman, is it not? Thanks for all the interesting info and lovely images!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Poppy

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    1. Absolutely Poppy! I am glad you enjoyed it.
      All the best (still thinking of that breathtaking view from your doorway!)

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