Happy International Women’s Day

Posted by on 3.8.23 in Celebrations

A Mimosa plant and a blue sky in the background
Photo by Stefano Giliberti on Unsplash

In Italy it is tradition to give Mimosa flowers to women on International Women’s day. The plant blooms at this time of year with bright and scented flowers. The Mimosa is associated to strength and femininity and it was originally declared “pianta delle donne” in 1946 when the UDI (Unione Donne Italiane) was looking for a flower that could be used to celebrate this day. The celebration serves as a reminder of the struggles by women to achieve political, social and economic justice and the fight against all forms of discrimination against women. As part of a family with 4 women (wife and 3 daughters), I am delighted to celebrate this day and to express my gratitude to all the people that have fought and still struggle today for the rights of women all around the world.