09 March 2006

Women's Day

It's interesting to see all the different perspectives on Women's Day around the world. Here in Kyrgyzstan, it's a major holiday and we got the day off. The day before was practically a day off with parties and celebrating at work. I had unknown men stop to kiss me on the street and seats given up for me on the bus. There were flowers for sale all over the city- at about double the usual price.

Global Voices had a lot of reports about Women's Day from all over the world from bloggers' perspectives. Central and Eastern Europe (interesting take on whether it's a Soviet holiday), Morocco, Africa parts one and two (this one is particularly good), Iran (a women's gathering), and Pakistan.

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