travel theme: international women’s day

Friday, March 8: Ailsa of Where’s my backpack? challenged us this week to post something for International Women’s Day.  Here are some women I’ve encountered in my travels.

From Lalibela‘s Saturday market in Ethiopia:

a woman & her children at the Lalibela Saturday market

a woman & her children at the Lalibela Saturday market

a woman at the Lalibela Saturday market in Ethiopia

a woman at the Lalibela Saturday market in Ethiopia

And from India:

Indian women in Rishikesh, India

Indian women in Rishikesh, India

Indian women in Delhi, India

Indian women in Delhi, India

a woman selling flowers in Varanasi, India

a woman selling flowers in Varanasi, India

And women from Nepal:

women in Pokhara, Nepal

women in Pokhara, Nepal

a woman in Pokhara, Nepal

a woman in Pokhara, Nepal

And from South Korea:

a woman and her bear on the bus from Seongju to Daegu in South Korea

a woman and her bear on the bus from Seongju to Daegu in South Korea

my two favorite Korean colleagues in Byeokjin Elementary School, Byeokjin, South Korea

my two favorite Korean colleagues in Byeokjin Elementary School, Byeokjin, South Korea

a woman at Windy Hill, Geoje, South Korea

a woman at Windy Hill, Geoje, South Korea

And finally, in Kyoto, Japan:

two young women in Kyoto, Japan

two young women in Kyoto, Japan

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies (About International Women’s Day).

IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honouring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother’s Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

Advertisements

6 thoughts on “travel theme: international women’s day

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

~ wander.essence ~

where travel meets art

John SterVens' Tales

Thee Life, Thee Heart, Thee Tears

Word Wabbit

Wrestless Word Wrestler

Cardinal Guzman

Encyclopedia Miscellaneous - 'quality' blogging since August 2011

Pit's Fritztown News

A German Expat's Life in Fredericksburg/Texas

life at the edge

inspired by the colours of the land, sea and sky of Cornwall

Slovenian Girl Abroad

A blog about travel adventures written by an Slovenian girl living in Switzerland

Let Me Bite That

Can I have a bite?

Running Stories by Jerry Lewis

Personal blog about running adventures

Finding NYC

exploring New York City one adventure at a time

The World according to Dina

Notes on Seeing, Reading & Writing, Living & Loving in The North

snippetsandsnaps

Potato Point and beyond

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

%d bloggers like this: