International Women’s Day and Holi 2023 are on the Same Day: How Can We Observe Together? This year, International Women’s Day and Holi are, fortunately, on March 8, 2023. Holi is celebrated with colours at the national level. This year, I got the opportunity to celebrate Holi in Vrindavan on March 3 and participated in Rango Ki Holi in Vrindavan with my family. ReadlearnExcel always writes on the occasion of national and international festivals. Women’s Day and Holi 2023 on the Same Day: What Does It Convey? How can we observe both festivals on the same day?
ReadlearnExcel wishes you all a happy Holi and Women’s Day 2023.
Holi at Vrindavan with Family
This year, we went to Vrindavan to celebrate Holi on Ekadashi. More than 5 lakh people attended, and everyone chanted Radhey Radhey as they did so. I had never seen such excitement among people, and the crowd was unbelievable.
SJS GGSS School Silana observed Women’s Day and Holi 23
SJS GGSS School Silana observed Women’s Day and Holi 23 on March 7 on the school campus, as March 8 is the holiday of Holi all over India. The children enjoyed Holi on the school campus. Every year March 8 is observed as International Women’s Day, and on this occasion, the principal, Mahinder Singh Yadav, addressed the students and teachers about women’s day and gave his best wishes for the festival of colours, Holi, and advised the students to celebrate Holi with care. He further asked the students to use organic colours to save the skin from infection.
Women’s Day also serves as a call for a world that is gender-equal, diverse, equitable, and inclusive, where differences are acknowledged and embraced, and is free of prejudice, stereotypes, and discrimination. To find out more about this day, including its history, celebration, significance, and more, keep reading. The Hindu festival Holi is also on the same day, march 8, 2023.
Readleanexcel believes in equality and “equitable action” and wants an inclusive world where women are not just praised and advertised, but is it really there? Do we really treat women equal to men? We don’t think so. Thus, the time has come that one should respect equality in the real sense. Hence, #EmbraceEquity.
“For International Women’s Day and beyond, let’s all fully #EmbraceEquity.
Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have.
A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society’s DNA.
And it’s critical to understand the difference between equity and equality.
The aim of the IWD 2023 #EmbraceEquity campaign theme is to get the world talking about Why equal opportunities aren’t enough. People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action. Read more about this here.”
Therefore, let us share our resources or opportunities equally among all groups and people.
International Women’s Day and Holi: Safety of Women Must be Maintained
The efforts of labour organisations at the start of the twentieth century in North America and Europe are credited with giving birth to International Women’s Day, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO claims: “The Socialist Party of America designated February 28 as the inaugural National Woman’s Day in honour of the 1908 New York garment workers’ strike, during which women demonstrated against unfavourable working conditions. On the last Sunday in February of 1917, women in Russia made the decision to protest and go on strike under the banner “Bread and Peace” (which fell on March 8 on the Gregorian calendar). In the end, their activism helped Russia pass legislation granting women the right to vote.”
The United Nations Charter was the first international document to promote the ideal of gender equality in 1945, but it wasn’t until 1975’s International Women’s Year that the UN held its first formal International Women’s Day on March 8.
Later in December 1977, the General Assembly passed a resolution declaring December 8 as United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace, which Member States are free to mark in accordance with their own national and historical customs. Ultimately, International Women’s Day was recognised on March 8 as a UN celebration for women’s rights and global peace after it was adopted by the UN in 1977.
Do we really feel that women are safe on Holi, or do they really feel secure while playing Holi?
The stunning act of playing with colours is what gives the Indian holiday of Holi its vitality. The most common Holi custom in this country is getting together with family, friends, and even the entire neighbourhood. This year the question is , “Do ladies feel secure while playing holi?” as we are celebrating both the festivals on the same day.
To be clear, ladies don’t always feel secure while playing Holi outside, particularly in crowded regions. We assume you already know the reason for this: some guys use Holi celebrations as a pretext to molest, rape, abduct, or grope women.
“Bura na maano Holi hai,” “Don’t worry, it’s Holi,” is a perverts’ justification, and what comes after or before this statement can be extremely upsetting for any lady or girl. Hence, even if they might genuinely want to play Holi outside of their own family or tight circle of friends, many women choose not to.
Tips for Women to Keep in Mind While Playing Holi
To celebrate Women’s Day and Holi 23, women must keep the following tips in mind while playing Holi to avoid harassment:
- Play Holi with your family and friends.
- Wear proper clothing while playing Holi.
- Avoid intoxication on this occasion.
- Feel free to say no in a loud voice if you don’t want others to touch you.
- Always keep your valuable things in waterproof bags, especially your mobile phone.
- Keep enough water nearby to avoid dehydration and weakness.